NewsDay gives you live updates of the Grace Mugabe rally near Rufaro Stadium in Mbare where she is addressing supporters
12:47: The Women’s League boss says she will tell Mugabe to build new flats for the people.
12:43: Grace challenges journalists to focus on developmental issues.
“Majournalist ekuDaily News, NewsDay, Independent ndokufarirai vana vangu. Ndoziva you can’t do without me. I’m back, Ukanzwa vakuita noise vana woziva kuti vane nzara. Vanoda havo chikafu vagofamba havo vachinyora nyora! .” (Journalists from Daily News, NewsDay, Independent I like you my children,you can’t do without me , I’m back. If you hear them making noise they are hungry, they want food so they can write stories)
She says “Ndambokuudzai, munoda Zanu pF ,pihwai rice mune nzara!”
12:36:Grace speaks on factionalism in the party, “There are people people who went and infiltrated the war veterans and tried to demonstrate against me.
12:26: Grace highlights the sorry state of accommodation at the Mbare hostels. She says the flats are so bad that people should not inhabit them.
“I know there are land barons who are cheating people because they are desperate. I hear they are staying 15 families in one house here in Mbare. Government should build houses for people.
“We must not give land to private people. Government has a responsibility to provide houses to the people. Council and government should provide flats for its people!,” she says
12:22: There is no sign of life at Mupedzanhamo. Gates are locked.
12:15: Grace says the event is for the Women’s League and they are doing it differently. She praises the war veterans saying she has great respect for them.
12: 11: Grace salutes Mbuya Wiza who is one of the founding members of the struggle.
12:11: The First Lady is now addressing the crowd.
11:55: Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko is absent from the event.
11:53: Grace is now being introduced by Kasukuwere.
10:27Despite forcing marching people to the rally the venue is still not full to capacity.
10:23 The women’s League women are dancing and waving placards with various praise for the First Lady.
10:20 Zanu Commissar Saviour kasukuwere is also in attendance.
10:18 The First Lady has arrived but the crowd turn out is low.