via Grace declares she wants the throne 10/10/2014
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace, on Thursday stunned ruling Zanu PF party supporters in Masvingo when she openly declared that she wants “the throne”.
This is the first time that Grace has openly admitted that she harbours ambitions to succeed her 90-year-old husband who has been at the helm since Zimbabwe’s independence from Britain 34 years ago.
“Rimwe zuva ndakaona ndine humambo hwekudenga, ndiri pano nhasi, ndirikutoona humambo ihwohwo saka ndakati regai ndihutore (One day I saw myself ruling the heavenly kingdom, I’m here today witnessing it and I have decided to take up the kingdom),” Grace said to rapturous applause.
The admission could however send shivers down the spines of her handlers within Zanu PF who now fear she could turn into a Frankeinstein monster.
Grace’s entrance into the political arena is said to have been engineered by shrewd political godfather, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is battling Vice-President Joice Mujuru in the succession fight.
Some commentators say Mnangagwa might have created a monster he might not be able to contain as the First Lady having smelt the sweet scent of power now wants more than just to lead the Zanu PF Women’s League.
Addressing party supporters in Masvingo, Grace said she also wants a one-party state in Zimbabwe.
Grace began her speech by chanting the slogan: “Pamberi neOne Party State!”
“I warn you to stop it because you are playing with fire,” Grace said.
Zanu PF has always flirted with the idea of a one party state since independence in 1980. Mugabe reluctantly ditched the idea in the early 90s.
But his response has always been brutal when faced with strong opposition parties like Joshua Nkomo’s FP Zapu and Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC.