Grace paves way for Mnangagwa

FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe made a dramatic U-turn yesterday when she said Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa was her boss in the party and he did not take instructions from her.

by Blessed Mhlanga

In a one and a half-hour long address at Mataga Growth Point, Mberengwa, in Midlands province, Grace appeared to dump a faction of the ruling party known as Generation 40 (G40) that had of late claimed her as its leader under the mantra “munhu wese kunamai” (all support to the First Lady).

President Robert Mugabe’s wife said the constitutions of both Zimbabwe and Zanu PF were very clear on who would take over the reins of power in the event that her husband is incapacitated.

“Have you ever heard that I have ever acted as President any time that President Mugabe has left the country? Nonsense!
Mnangagwa is the one who is second to the President and will always be in be charge when the President is away.

“Even if he [Mugabe] stops being President, the Constitution is clear that the VP will hold the reins. I will not be President because I sleep in the same bed and eat with him. I am an educated person and I have a doctorate. I know how our party constitution works,” she said much to the amusement of Mnangagwa’s allies, particularly Gokwe-Nembudziya MP, Justice Mayor Wadyajena, who celebrated uncontrollably.

The G40 group, said to be led by Zanu PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere, is reportedly fighting hard to block Mnangagwa’s rise to succeed Mugabe as the 91-year-old leader gingerly walks into the sunset of his half-a-century political career.

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In endorsing Mnangagwa’s leadership, Grace said the VP’s liberation struggle credentials and loyalty to Mugabe were impeccable and “he is a good man”.

She castigated those pushing an agenda to catapult her into the Presidium at the Zanu PF conference next month as non-progressive elements, who were bent on destroying the party.

“They said I was giving instructions to the two VPs yet I talk to them as the leader of the women’s league and they listen because I will only be reporting to my seniors the problems of the people and as servants of the people they listen,” she said.

Grace went further to say Mnangagwa was second to Mugabe, leaving Mphoko with egg on his face before he left the stage in a huff, reportedly for security reasons.

Mphoko, who has largely become Grace’s chief aide introducing the First Lady at most of her rallies, suffered two embarrassing moments during the rally after he was called “Mboko”, a derogatory Shona word for “fool”, by Midlands acting vice-chairman Kizito Chivamba.

Mphoko did not take it kindly and called Chivamba on stage and told him before a bemused crowd that he did not merit his position.

“You do not deserve to be party chairman — I am serious about this. You called me ‘Mboko’, when my name is Mphoko. Do you know what that means? Do you speak Shona properly?” he said, while holding Chivamba by the shoulders.

Grace then handed Mphoko another blow when she asked him why he did not know her totem.

“You taught us today that people can be disciplined in public, so let me also discipline you. How come you don’t know my totem up to this time? I am of the Shoko (monkey) clan,” she said jokingly to the amusement of the crowd.

Mugabe’s spokesperson George Charamba said Mphoko had to leave early since he had come by road and because of security reasons he had to leave before the function was over.

Grace travelled to the venue accompanied by Mnangagwa in the presidential helicopter, while Mphoko went by road.

Thousands of people attended the rally after being bussed from as far as Kwekwe, some 350km away, to brave the heat with temperatures soaring to over 38 degrees.

Police had to be called for crowd control, as people began to walk away while Grace was still addressing party supporters.

39 Comments

  1. Mphoko i mboko!!!

  2. hokoyo nezanu

  3. In as much as i respect Dr Amai,i think thoz rallies are a waste of resources.Wht she must do is to implement wht they promised during the campaign of 2013 elections.Grace the more she talk,the more she embarass her self.She is a big stupid fool.May the good lord help us from Mugabe bondage and his prostitute Grace

  4. Lull before the storm. Ngwena will not know what hit him when hurricane grace hits.

    1. Obviously hauzivi Ngwena, Grace is well advised, do not underestimate her. She meant what she said and that is why she spoke as if Mpoko was not there. The Chinese President is coming to anoint their own to take over the reins of power and Grace knows that. If she behaves she may land the VP position later and be prepared for a great future.Remeber the age difference between her and Ngwena. She loses nothing even if she were to wait another 10 years.

  5. lt was also reported that Grace claimed Mugabe walked to Moza during the war while wearing shoes on the wrong feet & that’s why he’s in pain now. Is such stupidity really possible? zanupf has become a comedy of madness for sure

  6. But it is being reported that the provinces intend to bring back that the 2nd VP should be a Woman. Who will be that Woman? What then will happen to the current VPs? Or now that Grace has come out clear will the petition be withdrawn or still another Woman willl be appointed.

    1. people are now preparing for an after mugabe Zanu Pf my frend. They would not want ED to appoint another man in his place. so GM will take over as VP and ngwena panyanga dzii. Gwendo guno ndezvekweduvozve. ndezvamakaranga. You need to have true open eyes to read between the lines.

  7. can somebody tell our dear Nelson Chamisa to preseve his precious life by staying as far away from the crococodile as possible.U see the croc is never a friendly animal,it can appear passive while pretending to be fast asleep by the river bank but one of its eyes will be half open closely monitoring its prey’s movements.You hardly notice its movements when it attacks but one thing for sure is that it never misses.so the way our beloved Chamisa is teasing garwe playing with its tail asking him silly teasing questions like whethr garwe is not having nightmares over grace ‘s rise makes me scared to the bone we still love u our young technocrat in our democratic party
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  8. It appears the G40 plan is dead in the water. After Gushungo is gone ED with takeover as President and Grace as VP. The purpose of the rally was to announce this Plan and introduce Grace to the people. The G40 is now leaking its wounds and busy with law studies at UZ. VP Mphoko is disgraced and could even lose his post when ED assumes the reign. Jonso,Tyson and Ganja are in trouble. What changed the tide?

  9. and mayor wadyajena cellebrated uncontrollably kkkkk…..grace now knows her husband’s politics very well.whatelse could she have said in the heart of ngwena ‘s empire surronded by the likes of mayor and owen ncube.THOSE who think she really mearnt it just watch this space

    1. Very true, you are a brilliant observer. What else would she have said in Mberengwa with Wadyajena’s foot soldiers waiting to disrupt the rally if anything to the contrary would have been said.

  10. Stupid zanus. Where are the 2.2 million jobs you promised your half witted followers? We are sick and tired of zanu pf hogwash. Address bread and butter issues not this nonsense.

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      1. hey don’t tell us about your aunt, why don’t you join her and get your own lexus as well…dzako itsitsi?

        1. @Me1, thats true!ngaa ngo joina aunt vake zve vafambe nawo ma lexus.hatinei nawo isu.

  11. hey don’t tell us about your aunt, why don’t you join her and get your own lexus as well…dzako itsitsi?

  12. “Grace paves the way for Mnangagwa”. Really? Can Grace and her handlers be trusted? ED will be naive to believe and trust her. ED must be very very careful from now onwards. Robert Mugabe should anoint his successor to resolve these factional wars in the party Period!

  13. Its only because the party that has the sole responsibility of looking after God’s ppl, zanupf, does not have a succession structure that is solid and can be trusted, that we are having all this trouble with endless and twisted speculations on who should take over. Everyone is now waking up the reality that it has been a one man show all along and that we should have stopped this wrought when it manifested, back in the eighties. Remember the ‘long live Mugabe’ adage. Well we have it now. It was Mai Mujuru at one time who actually refered to Mugabe as ‘Mwari vedu’ All this is now coming back to haunt this rather ignorant, hackneyed and retrogressive lot called zanupf. Time to go back to the drawing board and crush this fiefdom ideology because now you realise that Mugabe is after all MORTAL.

  14. hahahahahah zvanzi enda kuna aunt vako unopiwa lexus hahahahahah…well muzanu mune mafunnies zveshuwa….its like reading a comic book

  15. Could it be a lullaby for the kid to sleep.

  16. Mayor is a young man and he needs to learn and learn very fast. In politics we don’t show our real emotions but survive on sheer deceit, manipulating our opponent’s feelings, creating false comfort before we attack. The attack is only done when the opponent is vulnerable and it will be done swiftly with the opponent not expecting it and thus not in a position to defend himself. Again to Mayor we say in this game you don’t to stick to one position lest you become a fundamentalist, rather you should learn to become formless, to attain a state of fluidity like water such that you can overcome everything. If indeed the constitution is clear as to who will take over, how come on the ground it is not all that obvious. So for seasoned politicians, it is clear that the speaker was on a crusade of pacification, knowing very well that the terrain was a bit tricky. Even in our culture do we scold our hosts?

    1. True very true, well said!

  17. WILLARD MUBVUMBI

    Really, politics is a very dirty game. Very dirty indeed. I believe, there are no factions and rifts in the ruling party, its only that, the politicians want to divert the majority poor’s attention to the current problems, exempli gratia, unemployment, lack of regular supply of water, Zesa problems, shortages of drugs in hospitals, pot holes and untarred roads, etc. People want solutions to the problems not who shall succeed the nonagenarian. Its futile.

    1. Wanted to say: divert people’s attention FROM the current problems.

  18. I donot trust the sudden U-turn , it shows that Ngwena is not a lizard after all . The G40 and Grace spend the whole year causing chaos and confusion , and their plan flopped , hence the sudden U -turn. The croc sleeps with one eye open . The first lady has been warned , Madara aya ano nyarara munhu achi pesvuka , but when they strike its lethal. The G40 needs to learn a lesson , Kumanya hakuziko kusvika. Wait for your turn.

  19. does anyone have the video clip pliz post for those of us vanogara vasina magetsi

  20. Mahumbwe or kana museve woda nyama. Unokuvara. Usatambe shasha. Mphoko by road. Mnangagwa by helicopter. Beware of victimization.

  21. we want to see a complete fullfillment of the promises made before the last general elections or else these issues of buying out time are also decampaining our party as time races against us towards 2018. let’s unite and deliver

  22. Is Grace a dishrug or a snake charmer?

  23. ah. zvandishamisa kwazvo! hamheno kuti ivo vangwena vakazvionawo sei. on a serious note however mr. writer of this very astonishing story:
    chokutanga: i don’t think there is an paving of anything here. what i seeing between the thin lines is that zviri kunzi nhasi iwe ndiwe mutevedzeri wemutungamiri, ndiwe une kodzero yekuti kana baba vasisagone uchava mutungamiri. the first lady appear to be saying ” lets respect the constitution in as far as that clause is concerned, for now it is you”. on the other hand if I happen to have that position, i expect the same from you. don’t be fun!!.
    chepiri: unokwanisa kundiitirawo here kuita ongororo yemufananidzo waAmai, nevatevedzeri vaviri vemutungamiri wenyika vachisvika pamataga uri muHerald rezuva ranhasi? usatambe shamwari yangu. munyori.

  24. ah. zvandishamisa kwazvo! hamheno kuti ivo vangwena vakazvionawo sei. on a serious note however mr. writer of this very astonishing story:
    chokutanga: i don’t think there is an paving of anything here. what i am seeing between the thin lines is that zviri kunzi nhasi iwe ndiwe mutevedzeri wemutungamiri, ndiwe une kodzero yekuti kana baba vasisagone uchava mutungamiri. the first lady appear to be saying ” lets respect the constitution in as far as that clause is concerned, for now it is you”. on the other hand if I happen to have that position, i expect the same from you. don’t be fun!!.
    chepiri: unokwanisa here kuita ongororo yemufananidzo waAmai, nevatevedzeri vaviri vemutungamiri wenyika vachisvika pamataga uri muHerald rezuva ranhasi? usatambe shamwari yangu. munyori.

  25. just as Micheal responded I am amazed that any body able to get paid $4334 in 4 weeks on the internet
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  26. How come one VP drives and the other one flies. This is discrimination esp. when they are equal before the law.

    And why were they going to this meeting? They have nothing to do? That’s why the country only needs one VP – money is being wasted here. These VPs have nothing to do.

  27. Well said Timothy thorton. U are points on.

  28. In politics there are no equal positions. It’s like in the army. Seniority bro seniority

  29. I get yo point harishari. So should mayor.

  30. Yes we understand you predicament VP Mphoko reviled and humiliated in Zimbabwe.

  31. Zimbabwe will never be a colony again and a colony will never be in Zimbabwe in our lifetime!

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