Tsvangirai hits back at Grace Mugabe

via Tsvangirai hits back at Grace Mugabe – Nehanda Radio | Nehanda Radio 4 October 2014 by Fungi Kwaramba

HARARE – Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday hit back at First Lady Grace Mugabe after she railed against his sexual proclivities, with the MDC leader describing her as a property and PhD grabber.

Grace on Thursday blasted Tsvangirai at a rally in Chinhoyi, describing the former trade unionist as “satanic” and a “womaniser.”

But Tsvangirai’s spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka, said Grace should first ask her husband, President Robert Mugabe, to explain the Gukurahundi massacres of the 1980s, before she starts hurling insults at him.

Referring to a prophecy delivered by charismatic preachers Emmanuel Makandiwa and backed by Walter Magaya warning against planned MDC demonstrations, Grace said Tsvangirai’s defiance to warnings by men of the cloth was a clear sign that he belongs to Satan.

But yesterday the former prime minister said Zimbabweans have a constitutional right to demonstrate against “misrule” by Grace’s husband.

“The problem with Grace is that she is not aware that Zimbabweans are suffering,” Tamborinyoka said.

“Not every Zimbabwean can act with impunity as she does. Not every Zimbabwean can grab the whole of Mazowe and grab a degree at the University of Zimbabwe and get away with that.”

Mugabe’s wife has hogged the limelight in the past weeks after sensationally acquiring a PhD at the UZ in what critics have called “dubious” and “questionable circumstances.”

Apart from stirring the hornet’s nest through her controversial academic achievements, Grace’s mercurial rise in politics has also caused a lot of discomfort in the ruling party after the party’s rules and regulations were bent to accommodate her as the incoming Women’s League secretary.

Reacting to her assertions that anyone who goes against celebrity preachers’ warnings against mass action was “demonic”, Tsvangirai said Zimbabweans were free to express themselves as guaranteed in the constitution.

“There is nothing demonic in expressing ourselves because not all of us are masters at grabbing things,” Tamborinyoka said.

“She should tell her husband that what is demonic is the massacre of  20 000 people in Matabeleland provinces. She must tell her husband that what is demonic is to have a child with your secretary while your wife is lying on her deathbed.” Daily News


  • comment-avatar
    Angela Wigmore 8 years ago

    Spot on Morgan!

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    Swagman 8 years ago

    Bravo, encore MT!

    Kick that fat bi*tch’s
    flabby ass!

    Doctor Who?

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    Kevin Watson 8 years ago

    Grace Mugabe did not grab a Phd in questionable circumstances! It is simply rubbish. 3 years to get a B degree 1 year further for honours 2 further years for a Masters and then years of research for a Phd. All of this is full time study not pretending to study.

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    revenger avenger 8 years ago

    Satan’s makandiwa magaya are fleecing the desparrate. They will never ever enter the pearly gates of heaven. False-profits and scamrades licking scumrades

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    Tinomunamataishe 8 years ago

    Grace, you seem not to know what is evil anymore maybe because you have been steeped in evil for so long and it has since become second nature to you.

    What is evil is taking other people’s properties and husbands without feeling bad about it.

    What is evil is having a birthday bash for $1 million in a country with so much poverty people struggle to get one square meal a day unless donors step in.

    What is evil having a wedding for your daughter costing a whopping $5 million dollars when not so far from there people are living in the open with no tents and food because of a flood that has caused them to leave their homes.

    What is evil is flying overseas with an entourage of more than 60 people just because your husband has an itch in his eye and slight tweak on his back whilst the rest of the populace is expected to go to undermanned and ill equipped local hospitals. That husband is 90 by the way.

    What is evil is grabbing a whole district to one self on the pretext of an orphanage which does not need that much land but is just being used as a front.

    What is evil Grace is when you talk about the evil in other people when you forget you have caused so much misery to so many people, you live in untold sumptuousness so detached from everyday realities that your shopping list has an item called PhD which only you can buy.

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    muchadura 8 years ago

    Fr sure they hve dined with the devil himself. Those Zim so called prophets I hve never heard them not a single day condemn all the evil happenings in our country instead they prop up tht evil regime.May God have mercy on them.For tht PhD grabber she is not even worth writing abt if someone can grab land size of Belgium and send thousands into poverty which evil is greater than that.

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    bruce Koffee 8 years ago

    When ZANU PF start insulting anyone, answering back is a waste of time. Infact thye want to drag you Tsvangirai and MDCs into unnecessary controverses to derail your attention on the ball of deministration aganist mirule, corruption, unemployemnt, dyfunctional economy and serious hunger looming. So never answer back but rather keep your eyes on the ball. Keep articulating the processes and procedures for the massive deministration, canverse support from all progessive thinking Zimbabwean. Count me in. Stop responding to Grace or any such.

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    Daniel 8 years ago

    Well said Bruce.Morgan keep you eye on the ball and ignore Zanu pf.Your track record in the last few elections dont exactly look all that successful.

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    Mixed Race 8 years ago

    @bruce koffee-your advice is fine to people who think logically but not to Zimbabwean politicians who would take that as a weakness and an admission of allegations.We have very illiterate electorates to the north of our country who believe everything they hear,therefore if he does not hit back with facts then his integrity is tarnished badly.
    I really think the first lady has made a serious miscalculation in joining politics,because this game is survived by those who can handle real insults and exposure of their private life style.This is why the late J Nkomo advised his children not to join active politics because it can be nasty and very cruel.