‘Grace-mania’ hits Harare streets

via ‘Grace-mania’ hits Harare streets 08 September 2014

THE Grace Mugabe mania has gone a gear up with some motorists in Harare now jostling to outdo each other in campaigning for the First Lady as the ruling Zanu PF party heads towards a key congress in December.

Private vehicles blazoned with Grace Mugabe’s printed posters and campaign messages now appear to be the in-thing in Harare.

Grace is expected to be officially elected the Zanu PF Women’s League boss after she accepted nomination at the party’s women’s conference last month.

Her entry into formal politics has however seriously divided the ruling party with a faction backing Vice-President Joice Mujuru said to be opposed to her political ambitions.

But in Harare the “Grace Mugabe mania” appears to be gathering momentum, judging by the campaign messages on vehicles.

Ronnie Danga, who said he is a staunch Zanu PF supporter from Goromonzi, said they felt it was their duty to campaign for the First Lady as a way of thanking President Robert Mugabe.

“We see nothing wrong in us in the party using our resources to campaign for the First Lady. She is the wife to our President and we need patriotic Zimbabweans to respect the First Family,” he said.

“This is also a sign of showing confidence in our leaders and the president’s leadership. Everyone is grateful for the good things he has done for us and only a witch would not want to see good things.”

Tambaoga Muzondo, from Highfield, was blunt when asked why he was using his Nissan Hardbody to campaign for Grace Mugabe.

“It is my choice and no one has a right to tell me who to support and why I have chosen to advertise the First Lady using my car,” Muzondo said.

The development also comes after President Robert Mugabe lambasted Zanu PF officials said to have been trying to block the First Lady from joining structures in the capital.

“I heard someone sending my nephew to go and tell Mai Mugabe to leave Harare,” he said.

“I want to hear why she should leave Harare, going where? I would also want to know where the emperor of Harare got his powers from.”

But a political commentator, Vince Musewe, said most of the people openly supporting Mugabe were doing so for “survival reasons”.

“Those people using their resources to campaign or advertise Mugabe’s wife are not doing that from their hearts. They fear for their future survival politically ahead of the congress and this is not new in Zanu PF,” he said.

COMMENTS

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    The Mind Boggles 6 years ago

    The mind boggles , I truly question the intellect of these people

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    Pass me the sick bucket. Isn’t it pathetic that these people think The Presidential Ho is only suitable for this post by virtue of her being his wife. Nothing more. None say what exactly she will bring to the table. Apart from her greedy mouth NOTHING!

    AND PLEASE DON’T CALL A STROM IN A TEA-CUP A ‘mania’

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    Realist 6 years ago

    This is the problem with pple in Zim. Very gullible indeed. We are beginning to see a trend where the first family is being treated like a shrine. Its all about politics of the stomach as Vince rightly put it

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    “Some motorists in Harare” it is easy for someone in her position to get say 100 motorists to drive around Harare with posters and paint any picture she want. After all she does not need permission from the police. Let someone else try and they won’t go two streets with out being arrested.Spot on Lucy A STORM IN A ZANU PF TEA CUP.

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    choto 6 years ago

    Why would any reasonable person be against. what’s her crime except being a good wife to the President. Besides who else in Zanu-pf is fit to take over when Mugabe is gone. I am 100% for the first lady as president. What has all the fools in ZANU-Pf done except worshiping Mugabe, whether he is right or wrong. Pamberi namai. Who else is fit, name one person, to take over after bob. One person amongst this pile of fools.

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    Just take a key and scratch the sides of these zanupf-looted vehicles. Its called rent – a . Car by zpf propaganda. Money will buy anything. Votes for disgrace.false prophets.

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      tapiwa 6 years ago

      if you did that you will be infringing other people’s rights and committing a crime in the process.

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    Petal 6 years ago

    Disgrace must be using all the looted money from the coffers

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    tapiwa 6 years ago

    I for one do not really care much about whos is who but the truth is if these are their cars, their property, its their constitutional right to paint whoever they want on their cars, houses, clothes whether rented or not.However if its government property then thats a different issue altogether.

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      Tapiwa I totally agree. Only if we tried to do the same say with Margeret Dongo’s picture on our cars would our constitutional rights be respected? No. You’ll be arrested on the spot and most probably beaten up in the process.

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        tapiwa 6 years ago

        To tell you the truth I wouldn’t know (me being in the dispora) what would happen if Margret Dongo did that but my own humble point is that its these people’s democratic right to do so and so long as they are not infringing anyone’s rights by putting these on their cars let them do so.Just like if someone wants to wear a t-shirt with someone’s picture on it let them do so I for one would not not even what some people call celebrities.

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    Taizivei 6 years ago

    There goes democracy ….everything goes ….some sound their displeasure …some love it & others display their ignorance ….Grace had decided to run for the women’s league post …so what ??? It’s her constitutional right so are those displaying their stupidity by condemning her actions and those using their own cars to campaign for her !!! Go everybody go !!!

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    Rwendo 6 years ago

    Lipstick on a pig..

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    John Thomas 6 years ago

    I agree about the lipstick on a pig.

    Talking about democratic right to freedom of speech Grace is a known criminal and should be in jail

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      tapiwa 6 years ago

      Maybe she is a criminal or maybe she is not but for now the judicial system in Zim (even if it favors her) does not count her as a criminal so its her constitutional right.

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      Umtali John 6 years ago

      More like a Pig in Knickers!

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    tapiwa I like your debate. My only problem with this woman is that she does not Mother the nation. It,s her constitutional right. She and her husband abuse public funds whilst those she is supposed to mother struggle to survive. Its her constitutional right? She evicts Zimbabweans from their land irrespective of their color or creed from land her husband invaded from productive people. Its her constitutional right? She is no Michele Obama, and she is certainly no Sally Mugabe. Its her constitutional right. Some of the things here are not in the constitution. Its her constitutional right as the wife of the president of Zimbabwe to ignore the constitution?

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      wensil 6 years ago

      Grace does not respect the constitutional right of other people and she thinks she is above the law just because her husband is the president. That is not right and it is indeed evil.

      For her to infringe on other people’s rights is quite normal to her and this is what irks some people.

      I hope that one day the law will catch up with her. Recently she has been taking vast tracts of land on the pretext that she wants the land for her orphanage but the question to be posed is how big is that orphanage going to be? Bigger that UZ campus in Mt Pleasant?

      It looks like its greed and nothing else and that can’t be right.

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      tapiwa 6 years ago

      thanks Dr its a debate , share stories and not about insulting others as some people seem to think

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    Shenanigans 6 years ago

    Maybe at one of the Zany reality shows for Grace(Dec congress)we will be treated to another reality show by the Womens League Cheerleaders to a skit on that song ZBC regularly played on the morning breakfast show which had the verse,”so if u wanna make the boys stare,then leap up and down and wave your knickers in the air”

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    Comrade tapiwa. Let’s see your naive gullible nikuv erection 2018 vote kick your master out ? Kikiiki only a CIO stooge in diaspora would think like you. Why did you then runaway from Mugabe’s paradise ? Impregnate someone’s wife ? Owing money ? Tired of selling maputi/juice cards/freezits ?

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      tapiwa 6 years ago

      thank you for your insight unfortunately I am not a CIO, not anyone’s stooge, did not runaway from anything, never said Zimbabwe was a paradise, neither did I praise Mugabe all I did was open debate but you decide to call me names.It also does not mean that everyone in the diaspora ran away from something or Mugabe some left at their own accord.If I got tired of selling of maputi and maybe got a job in the U.K. as a bum cleaner and was able to support those back home in Zim then thats fine but unfortunately its none of those.Lets be mature and have a debate not call each other names especially considering that you do not know me and I also don’t know you thanks.Its your right to respond but not your right to insult others

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        wensil 6 years ago

        Good point, important to respect each other’s opinions whether we disagree or agree, it brings out a healthy meaningful debate. Insults are so yesterday and will not help anyone or anything. This is my two tiyin worth.

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        Mena Bona 6 years ago

        Hi Tapiwa. I do respect the comments that you have every right to make but in Zimbabwe only ZANU PF have those rights protected. The Mugabe’s run that country like their own personal fiefdom. They take what they want and trample on anyone that opposes them and in the process they have ruined that once prosperous and wonderful country. If just a small percentage of the diamond money, that has just disappeared were to enter the coffers, that country would be able to pay its way. It does not take a rocket scientist to know were all that money has gone! Zimbabwe is a kleptocracy presided over by Mugabe, his family and cronies and the population that has not been able to flee are terrified of his terror network. He will be right at the top of the list of Africa’s worst sons. What has happened there is a sin against the planet and Zimbabwe’s people’s.

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          tapiwa 6 years ago

          Mena Bona you are very right the allocation of resources has been heavily skewed towards those in power instead of the citizen.With all this evil then those who want to debate about it should have a clear mind and not assume their say is the best one i.e. should not insult others because to me insulting others is just as bad as being a Mugabe stooge as they think and believe that they are entitled to everything including what people say.

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    Pamberi mob justice. Y.o.z.a. ( youth of Zimbabwe arise )

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    Oh my goodness is she now able to read and write.?

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    obert 6 years ago

    This is all stupid. This a zanupf election not national election. Why is she campaigning to the general public..nonsense

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    Kusvikazvanaka 6 years ago

    DisGrace Congress

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    Thanking Bob for all the good things he has done???? For may year in Kensington shopping Centre there was an elderly gogo selling tomatoes. She should have been confortably retired a long time ago. I used to support her as much as I could and now she is no longer there. Yesterday I asked one of the vendors where she was. He told me that she had gone kumusha-Goromonzi-because she had gone blind. He told me that she had been the sole breadwinner of the family. I am haunted by this story. This is bob’s legacy! This is Zanu PF’s legacy! This is our so called liberation! Surely God is an angry God. May He, in His mercy provide for this noble old gogo. She is a true picture of our nation. Shame on you Z

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    Petal 6 years ago

    Disgrace Gucci must have laid her hands on all the Gucci products using looted money and dishing them out on her campaign trail

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    Stingray 6 years ago

    In moza the then first lady remarried after the death of her second husband and became the first lady of sas africa. Any chance of that happening in…………..oh I am just thinking aloud

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    bruce koffe 6 years ago

    Stooges of ZANU PF never ceases to amaze me. During the war Grace was seating pretty is SA. After the war she snatched someone’s husband despite of the victim being on her sick bed. What shame does iit bring to all those that say amai amai. if motherhood is symbolized by her kind then its a curse to be a mother. Same thing with the husband how can you snatch another man’s wife and call your self a man. Further still your wife frail and sickly to the point of death you have the guts of romancing another woman elsewhere.

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    bruce koffe 6 years ago

    Stooges of ZANU PF never ceases to amaze me. During the war Grace was seating pretty is SA. After the war she snatched someone’s husband despite of the victim being on her sick bed. What shame does it brings to all those that say amai amai. if motherhood is symbolized by her kind then its a curse to be a mother. Same thing with the husband how can you snatch another man’s wife and call your self a man. Further still your wife frail and sickly to the point of death you have the guts of romancing another woman elsewhere.

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    Roger Zulu 6 years ago

    Go on Grace scheme and take your chance and continue to feather your nest with Zimbabwe’s vast riches. Your family deserves it!! The poor Mugabe’s do not have enough.Long live Robert, long live Grace and go to hell all of those that are not in your pigs trough circle!