Grace accuses ministers of sabotage

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FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe has sensationally claimed there are moles within President Robert Mugabe’s administration who are sabotaging government’s much-vaunted, but ill-funded economic blueprint, Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZimAsset).

BY RICHARD CHIDZA/NQOBANI NDLOVU

She made the claims yesterday while addressing several thousands of villagers at Matabeleland South’s Maphisa business centre in Matobo district as part of her “meet-the-people” rallies.

“There are rogue elements who are sabotaging ZimAsset,” Grace charged without elaborating.

The First Lady also implored non-governmental organisations to “call for the lifting of sanctions” imposed on Mugabe and his inner circle by the United States and previously the European Union on allegations of human rights violations and electoral fraud. State Security minister Kembo Mohadi also blamed the alleged Zanu PF moles for ZimAsset’s failure to “jumpstart” the economy.

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Speaking at the same event, Mohadi said: “When we went to war, we were told that the real struggle would follow and that battle is economic emancipation. The economic struggle is continuing and those who can’t endure the pain must move out of the way. We never get misguided by the fact that we are ministers and we want to fight.”

Government has literally come to a standstill as warring Zanu PF factions tear at each other over control of the party. A group of Young Turks, going by the name Generation 40 (G40), is allegedly rooting for Grace who, however, seems to have hit the brakes in the past few weeks after initially making indications she wanted to succeed her 91-year-old husband.

G40 – which reportedly has in its ranks Zanu PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere, Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo and Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao – is allegedly plotting to block Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s bid to take over the Presidency.

But Mnangagwa – long-viewed as Mugabe’s heir apparent, and is in charge of the economic revival cluster – has kept his cool. Mnangagwa last month seemed to issue a chilling warning to his adversaries.

He told stunned delegates at the fund-raising dinner for Zanu PF annual conference in Harare that “painful decisions” would have to be made in the ruling party.

Grace has of late toned down on her rhetoric after pronouncements that analysts had intimated were aimed at the VP amid reports there was a plot to have Mnangagwa deposed from his position and allocated the shelved national chairman’s position.

Two weeks ago, Grace acknowledged she was a junior to Mnangagwa and that the VP, who also oversees the Justice ministry, would take over in the event her husband “goes”.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Masvingo belongs to us VaKaranga. We support VP Ngwena and we dont want that stupid fake doctor Ntombizodwa Mugabe here.

    • There is no part of the country which belongs to anyone mr tribalist. We all came from somewhere. Remember bantu migrations into central africa. Zimbabwe belongs to Zimbabweans as a whole.

  2. At last Zanu PF has realized that it can’t do without the West. What was all the mudslinging and name calling towards the West for? If you can’t beat them, join them.

  3. Ibvapa mhani iwe. Where on earth would you find people who can’t identify themselves by means of their tribe or race. Kana iwe uri muzezuru there is no way you can call yourself muKaranga, and the same to all other tribes. There is no way I can vote for a zezuru muKaranga aripo. This is common knowledge chero ukazviramba. Kkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!

  4. what have you done since 1980 to claim that there is sabotage now? what is khombo mohadi doing except hording farms and firms in beitbridge for himself as well as womanising? if you can’t admit that the whole bunch of zanus are failures then you haven’t started confessing and you are still bound to continue battering the already moribund economy!!!

    • Kembo Mohadi’s lips are red because of bonde. Plus ane ma ‘goodbye’ fanike a Karikoga Gumiremakondom. Kikikikikikiki.

  5. my Aunty Brianna just got a great Lexus IS F Sedan just by some parttime working online with a macbook…

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  6. That’s the strategy Dr. Amai – blame everyone else for the mismanagement, even the flies and rodents, except yourselves! How do you explain a country with a constrained budget affording top-of-the-range cars for its ministers, bloated cabinet, frequent international travels, high perks, etc.? We need the Kagame-Magufuli type of cleansing in this country, nothing less. Just be brutal for once and clean up the cancer of corruption and political back-licking!

  7. The sabotage from ministers is because of the sanctions. True leadership should just accept responsibility when things go wrong instead of shifting blame uncessarily

  8. If you have been in power for 35 years and all you have to show for it is indescribable poverty it is understandable that all you can do is lament the existence of imaginable enemies.

  9. Every time I hear a political speech or I read those of our leaders, I am horrified at having, for years, heard nothing which sounded human.
    It is always the same words telling the same lies.

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