NewsDay gives you live updates from Kadoma where First Lady Grace Mugabe is at the launch of Macsherp Holdings Housing Scheme under the theme “Bringing Zim Asset to Mash West”
Cynthia Matonhodze,Shepherd Tozvireva, Obey Manayiti
15:11: The police band entertains the crowd as the ceremony ends.
Donations consisting of 200 pairs of shoes , 500 blankets and rice are handed out courtesy of Amai Mugabe.
Five boreholes will be drilled at the site.
14:20: The guest of honour Grace Mugabe officially opens Makshipp Holdings Housing Scheme.
14:14: Grace Mugabe now reads out her speech
14:13:Grace says”Musadyare pese pese!Munenge muchadawo video ndava kumbotaura speech yangu nechirungu”
14:05: Grace Mugabe condemns child marriages saying “Unopihwa mbeu onoidyara mugwanga,Pane chinobuda.Inyaya hombe iyi!.Haungafugurisi mwana ane 12 years woti fugura ndikuise mbeu! Aiwa!”
“Pasi nenyaya dzakadaro!”
14 :03: Amai Mugabe jokes “pane inonzi artificial insemination that women can use to get pregnant so sometimes men are not important.”
14:03“Ini Amai Mugabe ndinobhutsura mhani!” she says drawing laughter.
“Men makapihwa mbeu yeupenyu and they are spraying it pese pese”
14:00Grace says it used to happen kumapostori(apostolic sect) until Mugabe spoke to them and now they are progressive.
13:57: Amai Mugabe launches veiled attack anyone who says that a 12 yr old can get married is a’rapist’and a ‘paedophile’,she says “Then you see someone saying a 12 year old can be married-foolishness mhani.
13:56: Grace Mugabe takes a swipe at Diasporans stating they are alleging “Mugabe is killing them” and seek asylum now that the British Government wants to deport African nurses.
She also explains that a lot of Diasporans were cheated and are being cheated out of their land.
“Some refused to take land from white people saying they pray ,now they want land!”
13:41: The First Lady states that she has seen a vast difference in the Vice Presidents as compared to the previous office holder.Grace Mugabe further says she has met them countless times to talk about development and they take notes which differentiates them from the previous Vice President.
13:30: Grace takes the stage saying “Pasi neGamatox”, she thanks the VPs for their hard work.
13:15: Mnangagwa now adressing the crowd, stating that the First Lady will talk to Chombo to allocate more land in all provinces.
13:14: VP Mphoko urges other developers to copy such projects.
13:13: Thousands of people have attended the function.
13:12: Vice President Mphoko takes to the stage thanking Amai Grace Mugabe for her work.
12:48:First Lady Grace Mugabe is at the venue accompanied by Vice Presidents Phelekezela Mphoko and Emmerson Mnangagwa. Also in attendance is Ignatius Chombo,the Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister.