Mugabe to rule from grave: Grace

First Lady Grace Mugabe has come up with the most incredulous suggestion, proposing that her husband, President Robert Mugabe, should rule posthumously from his grave, as he was irreplaceable, as Zanu PF held its million-man march yesterday.

Source: Mugabe to rule from grave: Grace – NewsDay Zimbabwe May 26, 2016

BY RICHARD CHIDZA/OBEY MANAYITI

In a short, but animated speech to tens of thousands of ruling party supporters at the gathering, Grace quoted from the Bible, saying God had set Mugabe apart, as a “prophet to the nations”.

“The Bible tells us in Jeremiah chapter 5 verse 1: ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations’,” she said, punctuating her speech with some gospel music.

“President Mugabe is an unparalleled leader and because you have stuck to principle even in the face of sanctions, your people now believe you. We want you to remain our leader.”

Grace – who has previously said she would either push her 92-year-old husband to work in a wheelbarrow or that a special wheelchair be designed for him – then went a step further to suggest he should continue ruling even after his death.

“We want you to lead this country from your grave, while you lie at the National Heroes’ Acre,” she said to a combination of shock and ululations from the crowd, drawn from across the country to show solidarity with Mugabe.

Youth leader, Kudzai Chipanga took the fawning a notch higher, shouting that Mugabe should lead “till death do us part”.

For his part, Mugabe told those asking him to retire to “go hang”.

“The West want me to retire and the MDC-T as well, but we ask if this is goodwill,” he said.

“Do they really want me to go and rest or they are scared? Go and tell them I am not going anywhere. If the people say go, I will, but as long as I still feel strong enough and able to deliver, I will be here.”

Mugabe lashed out at party leaders fanning factionalism and seeking positions, describing the practice as treasonous.

“The groups that we hear are in the party, these are treasonous. That is a culture that is alien to Zanu PF and we have no idea where it is coming from,” he said.

“It must stop. There should never be these little groups and never listen to a leader who wants to push personal agendas.

“Come with your criticism, with your grievances into the party and let us openly discuss them. Even war veterans, they must not be seen to push a different political agenda from outside the structures of the party. We do not want that nonsense.”

Mugabe projected himself as a reluctant leader, who has always listened to the voice of the people and was literally forced onto the presidency.

“When we joined the party, we never asked for positions. We had to make do with what was assigned to us from the National Democratic Party, where I served as publicity secretary, Zapu the same, before Zanu was formed and I was appointed secretary-general,” he said.

“After the death of (former Zanu national chairman, Herbert) Chitepo and (Ndabaningi) Sithole was vacillating, I was asked to lead the party in Mozambique, but again I insisted that the people must choose their leaders. Until the Chimoio congress in 1977, we asked the likes of (Vice-President Emmerson) Mnangagwa and (Defence minister Sydney) Sekeramayi to join us and we gave them positions.

“We did not campaign for any position or go to traditional healers like some people do now.”

Vicious factional fights continue to gnaw at Zanu PF’s foundations, as senior party leaders look beyond Mugabe, who is battling old age and failing health.

Mnangagwa is considered by many as the frontrunner to succeed Mugabe, but a faction reportedly loyal to Grace is said to burning the midnight oil to torpedo his ambitions.

COMMENTS

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    Yayano 6 years ago

    Wishful thinking Grace. Mugabe is already ruling from the grave.

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    Ndonga 6 years ago

    The way these two chief Zimbabwe destroyers, and their minions, go on and on, and on, about the Chief Goat’s right to rule forever convinces me that they all know in their secret hearts that he should have left the stage a long, long time ago.

    It’s time that we Zimbabweans stand up and tell them once and for all to get out of our lives and allow us to regain our place as a free, respected and prosperous nation.

    Surely we all have had enough of the busing of the our masses here there and everywhere to sing the praises of the Chief Goat simply to get a free lunch and a cool drink…and of course to avoid intimidation when back at home.

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    nelson moyo 6 years ago

    Mugabe – the Honorable Comrade Robert “Matibili” Mugabe is certainly the Jesus of Africa to many slow thinking Zimbabweans.
    He staggers on while all his millions are safely tucked away in Singapore and Malaysia.
    Pamberi ne ZANu pf they say – they are free but poor and going to be even poorer with the imminent coming of the new Zimbabwe Bond ( no) dollar

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    TJINGABABILI 6 years ago

    RUBBISH, YOU KNOW IT B’S DIS GRACE!

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    Zambuko 6 years ago

    Grace.

    Robert?

    Rule from beyond the grave?

    Zombie.

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    Mukanya 6 years ago

    I’m certain a befitting Prof. Chinua Achebe’s quote is available to trash the hallucinations of Mugabe ruling from grave.

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    ntaba 6 years ago

    I agree with Grace. In fact, the sooner the better? Why would we want to postpone such a great opportunity to test her proposed new system of Governance for Zimbabwe? I reckon that the people have nothing to lose? We should probably have a million person march to support her proposal?

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    mandevu 6 years ago

    omg what have we come to. This is like a bad dream

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    MikeH 6 years ago

    “President Mugabe is an unparalleled leader” she got that right !!! No one else can get low enough to be remotely parallel, except perhaps 6 feet under.

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    Robert
    Yes dear
    I have suggested that you rule from the grave, immortal as it where
    I will do my best dear – as I always do
    However how will I be able to communicate to you and you to me
    I will let you know at the time
    Some spiteful people are saying you are dead now
    Not noticed anything dear
    Another macaroon I think……………..

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    Tiger Shona 6 years ago

    She may have a point. A dead man might do it better than him. Because he has been a total disaster for Zimbabwe.
    The sooner the better!

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      Ndonga 6 years ago

      Tiger you are so correct.

      I too would rather him rule from the grave…as long as he is in hell which he well deserves…

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    Tanetanazvo 6 years ago

    Its a shame to see people turning a blind eye towards the economy. The Mugabe family has ruined our economy and once this old man is gone, Grace that will be it. We will not have any of your nonsense any longer.

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    tonyme 6 years ago

    Can she really give a plan as to how this can be implemented. I am sure there are other competent Zimbabweans who can do better than what we have right now

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    Roberta Mugarbage 6 years ago

    Grace should take the next step and realise that Bob is actually the son of God himself.
    The birth of Matibili was nothing less than the second coming of Jesus Christ.
    Whatch out for that trip to Israel as he is about to kick the bucket. On the third day, he will arise!