Grace has lots to learn

via Grace has lots to learn – NewsDay Zimbabwe August 2014

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace’s entry into fulltime politics has sent some tremors, not only within the ruling Zanu PF party, but also among the country’s citizens.

Her elevation with endorsements from across the Zanu PF structures painted a picture of a united party. Party leaders fell over each other saying her elevation would stem factionalism and unite the fractitious political party.

For the record, Zimbabweans are not against Grace’s entrance into politics. They respect her choices, Zanu PF and those who have made their choice to be led by her.

The country’s governance charter is clear that people have the freedom to make political choices. This right should not only be enjoyed by a few, but everyone of the country’s citizenry.

But less than two weeks after her grand entrance into the political fray, Grace has shown her true colours — dictatorial tendencies — such that even those that schemed her entry into politics could be rethinking their strategy going forward.

On Thursday, the First Lady showed her undemocratic credentials while addressing Zanu PF youths. She claimed she was above ruling party rules and would not be shackled in her quest to accumulate wealth.

This could imply that even the country’s Constitution might not stop her as she was above the law yet she feigned support for the poor.

It was also with regret that she issued threats against the party members and the savage attack on the person of Deputy minister of Justice Fortune Chasi and others perceived as opponents is clear testimony that she could even be worse.

She boldly declared: “My time has come to show the people what I am made of.”

Grace also said she was a “bouncer” and a “force to reckon with”.
It gets the country worried that she dreams that as a national leader and the President’s wife she has unfettered rights to unlimited land, opportunities and resources in the country at the expense of other citizens.

The government policy is clear that “one man one farm”, but Grace thinks that that does not apply to her because of her personal status as boldly declared anybody not supporting her moves out to enrich herself was an enemy.

It is on record that Grace now has four properties in her name since the 2000 chaotic fast track land reform programme. She has not hesitated to have other land occupiers moved to create room for her once she declares her interest.

No, Grace, Zimbabweans are peace-lovers and she must exercise restraint and push the agenda of the majority poor Zimbabweans who are struggling to make ends meet as the economy her husband has presided over the last 34years is on a free-fall.

Just by that her leadership qualities, despite her public declarations, is an antithesis to Mugabe since independence.

Mugabe is humble and has never publicly thought that he is better than any other citizen neither has he publicly used his political clout to unashamedly accumulate obscene national wealth.

It is hoped that Grace will her use her precious time with Mugabe to learn how to lead a nation. The country is even surprised that after many years by Mugabe’s side, she has not learnt a thing. We doubt if Mugabe is proud of her public declarations to the contrary. Perhaps she needs some more mentoring time.


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    Petal 7 years ago

    “We doubt if Mugabe is proud of her public declarations to the contrary.”the 90 year old must be poop scared of his loud mouthed wife

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      Angela Wigmore 7 years ago

      She will probably be first in-line to turn off his life-support systems!

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    Mlimo 7 years ago

    Can’t teach trash much

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    John Thomas 7 years ago

    I disagree entirely. It is not her natural born right to be imposed as a leader simply because her husband is president.

    As a separate matter, the fact that she has brutal criminal tendancies and a seemingly crass understanding of her place in the scheme of things further disqualifies her.

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    Got a sour taste in my mouth when article claimed

    “Mugabe is humble and has never publicly thought that he is better than any other citizen neither has he publicly used his political clout to unashamedly accumulate obscene national wealth.”

    No Mugabe is as very much an active participant and propellent in Grace-less’s criminal activities. They work together but obviously Mugabe chooses to stay in the background simply to fool people like the writer of this article. Mugabe sanctions everything that whoring wife of his does and is behind her ambitions to enter politics too.

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      Straight Shooter 7 years ago

      Its like some among the heroworshippers who claim; “no its the ministers, its not Mugabe!!”. Yet Mugabe chooses and apponts the Ministers!!

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    Isu-zvedu 7 years ago

    LUCY, spot-on! I actually fume and froth in the mouth when writers like this one start to pain Mugabe saint. How so??? Have you forgotten that Grace was standing besides Mugabe when she declared that she was thirsty of white blood, while Mugabe was declaring that the gun is mightier than the pen? These two evil idiots found each other from way back. The old man is passing it on to her. If Chasi were to open a website and ask for donations to fight this evil, I might add my 2 cents.