Grace Mugabe puts one foot into power

via Grace Mugabe puts one foot into power 26 July 2014 by Moses Matenga

ZANU PF Women’s League structures yesterday fell over each other to endorse First Lady Grace Mugabe as the Women’s League boss ahead of the wing’s congress in August.

During her belated 49th birthday celebrations, most media organisations — NewsDay included — were denied entry.

But impeccable sources who attended said that Senate president Edna Madzongwe was the first to endorse Mugabe before incumbent Oppah Muchinguri weighed in to support the position taken by the women in Zanu PF.

The birthday celebrations were held at the First Family’s Gushungo empire in Mazowe.

In response to the stance taken by the party women’s league, Grace is reportedly said to have expressed shock, saying she would need to consult on the matter before she comes up with a concrete decision.

Grace was quoted as having said: “I have to consult first. For now, I am shocked.”

Party sources said the function was attended by several Women’s League members, but Vice-President Joice Mujuru reportedly snubbed the event for unknown reasons.

Among those present were Higher Education minister Olivia Muchena, Deputy Speaker Mabel Chinomona, Mutare South MP Nyasha Chikwinya, Minister of State in the Office of the President Flora Buka, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa and several other leaders. One of the women leaders, according to sources, reportedly spelt it out clearly that although the function was supposed to be a birthday celebration, they had decided to pronounce their desire to have “our mother leading us”.

Women leaders from different provinces converged at the First Lady’s business empire in Mazowe singing and praising Grace for her works. When NewsDay arrived at the place, several people were milling around while a woman, who sources confirmed was Bulawayo Resident minister Sandi Moyo, was giving a speech.

The reporter was denied entrance by security personnel.

“NewsDay! No, you are not wanted here, you can leave,” said an intelligence officer at the main entrance. Several vehicles and buses were parked outside the venue.

Grace campaigned vigorously for her husband to retain power in last year’s July 31 election, where she spoke at almost every rally, urging party supporters to vote for the 90-year-old leader.

Her ascendancy to the position is reported to have the blessings of the faction reportedly led by Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa and army generals are reportedly backing Grace’s move, which they see as a way of neutralising the Mujuru faction.

Sources said the Mnangagwa faction believed the Mujuru faction was using party organs, like the women and youth leagues, to hijack the party and push Mugabe out of power, hence the move to elevate Grace and neutralise the VP.


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    John Thomas 8 years ago


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    Doris 8 years ago

    Madzongwe, niece of Bob, serial farm grabber, boot licker in chief. Of course she wants Amazing Grace in top post. Makes me sick.

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    Women’s league what a joke. League of WHAT? Protecting street children,pregnant women,raped teenagers ,destitute elderly women some are white Zimbabweans by the way? She,Disgrace,is a walking disaster and unfortunately brought three more into the world.

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    Bambazonke 8 years ago

    Where is Edna’s empire from all the looting she’s done. Her children will suffer for that theft . Promise

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    Amazed 8 years ago

    What is funny is how many people actually fear this person so much they have the need to fawn over her. Unfortunatly as soon as Mugabe is dead expect all of those fawners to suddenly turn on her – perhaps even killing her and her family. She is making her own bed, and it is going to be a bed of sharp nails.

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    The all singing and butt wiggling band of the Merry Widows and no hoppers, whose sole claim to fame so far has been either bedding ZPF men or ullulating when ZPF men yawn

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    Mandevu 8 years ago

    Some advice Grace. Walk away while you can

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    Justice 8 years ago

    How desperate and bereft of ideas is ZANU, what an embarrassment.

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    Insider 8 years ago

    She will never be able to walk away Mandevu, her time is rapidly approaching, and she knows it!! The evil b***h will be one of the first down the hole!!

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    Davy Mufirakureva 8 years ago

    This is a deperation to frustrate Mujuru because because the rival could not match.They have worsoned zanupf situation.

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    The Mind Boggles 8 years ago

    God help Zimbabwe

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      Mukanya 8 years ago

      Yes! DIVINE intervention is now urgently required.
      The gestation period of a human being is somewhere around nine months and proverbially women carry the burden but given this kind of patronage- Lord have mercy on us Zimbabweans.

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    Brian 8 years ago

    Ah, DisGrace! At least we no longer have males raping Africa. As First “Lady” you’re credentials on women’s health, child care, education, health and welfare are precisely what? Another tribal African dud like her adulterous spouse. Dear God, that Zim should be reduced to this sort of clown act by RGM and his First Whore. We’re laughing and crying at these ZANU idiots.

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    Tjingababili 8 years ago


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    Zeezee 8 years ago

    Does this wicked witch ever read any of this and see how she is hated in Zim?

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    Tongoona 8 years ago

    This must never be allowed to happen. ZANU PF is not a kingdom for the mugabes. However to destroy all these machinations vote not for ZANU PF in 2018 and forever.