Live Updates: Grace Mugabe rally in Chiweshe

First Lady Grace Mugabe resumes her ‘meet the people’ rallies in Mazowe South constituency. She faces a mammoth task of mobilising support for Zanu Pf which is being crippled by factionalism.

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14:25: Grace concludes her speech. The crowd breaks into song.

14: 18: Grace ‘s donations

  • 531 tonnes of maize, Grace came with 240 tonnes maize with the rest being stored at GMB
  • 100 tonnes of rices
  • Tractors
  • Internet equipment
  • 120 knapsacks
  • 7 982 litres of cooking oil
  • 5 tonnes of clothes
  • 12 000 pairs of shoes
  •  Raincoats with a combined weight of 1095 kg
  • 50x 300 bags of cement
  • 3 00okg of salt
  • 3 000 tablets of food
  • 2000 kg of sugar

14: 17: The First Lady denounces violent youths who have come to disturb her rallies

14:06: “People are busy visiting traditional healers seeking elevation instead of concentrating on finding solutions to the drought.

Grace brings out her sarcastic side “Mafios do you know a traditional leader whom I can visit”

“Hatingatose tese tese ngatibvumei kutongwa nevanogona kutonga” ( We cannot all be leaders let those who know how to lead, do so)

14:03: “You get happy when someone is given a vote of no confidence and yet you complain to the President when you are given one, you should be willing to be judged according to the deeds you have done.”

13:52: We agreed at the congress that Mugabe will contest in the 2018 election, dont let confusion cloud you. Mugabe is the only person who is able to keep peace intact in the country. I hate people who tells lies about me muera Soko, Kurevera nhema ini ndakakuappointer, ndinokukicker.

13:50: Grace castigates successionists. “If Mugabe fails to walk I will ferry in to work in a wheelbarrow!, Tichienda kubasa kunoshandira Zimbabwe because vanoda kutungamira zimbabwe havana kukwana.”

13:48:The government wants minerals to be processed in the country rather than exporting them unprocessed,so as to create employment at local refineries. Foreign companies mining in zim should also build refineries and emmploy locals rather than processing them outside the country.

13:45: Grace blames industrialised countries for global warming and encourages people particularly tobacco farmers to desist from deforestation.

13:42: The Chinese deals signed by Mugabe include the construction and rehabilitation of roads and the construction of a new Parliament building under the ZimAsset cluster of Social Services.

13:37: Grace explains the ZimAsset clusters

ZimAsset seeks to restore Zimbabwe’s breadbasket status. “I had to make donations because the people are starving. My job as a mother is to come and even admit failure if we fail to provide.”

13:31: She launches on vitrolous attack on those who criticize her marriage to Mugabe. “Im abused..hanzi kamukadzi aka hakazi munhu , ko imi mune vakadzi 1000 munotaurwa here. Mugabe munhu, munhu akadzikama. If you see a men bedding multiple women, you dont have respect for women”.

“For one to be called a hero you have have a good moral upstanding.

She professes knowledge of the nickname people have given her “People me nicknamed Mazowe crush, you think I’m s stupid ,I do not know what Mazowe crush means?”

Grace attacks team Lacoste which is affiliated to Mnangagwa. “Dont abuse mutupo waPresident”

13: 25: People who say Mugabe must go because he is old .. are they young themselves, remove the log in the eye before you remove the speck in someone’s eye.
She attacks war vets who refuse to recognise her authority, “kune vamwe vanoramba kutsiurwa neni… pane vamwe vanoti vakaenda kuhondo ukamuti zvipfure nepfuti anoramba asi achizviti akabata pfuti muhondo.”

13:05: Grace chides the crowd for making noise during the specch ” Amai vanoda kutererwa, mukasateerera amai vanotswinya.She thanks Martin Dinha, Dickson Mafios, and saviour Kasukuwere in particular for his efforts in organisinng the rallies.Ndinovaviva nekugara… ndakapihwa basa and ndichariita… vasingazvifarira ngavasvotwe kusvikira varutsa. Tinoda kuchinja maiitiro ekushandira nyika nemusangano. Ndiri kufamba kuti vanhu vaona kastaira kaMai Mugabe ( She feels the urge to move around conducting rallies because that is her mandate, Those who do not want her to conduct rallies shall be disappointed because she will continue doing them. She wants to change the way things are done in the party and how people serve the country. ) Kana vanhu vachhirwara ngavaone kuti Mai Mugabe vari kurwara vari pamubedga , iye zvineo ndadzoka ndasimba.

Grace justifies the Mazowe trip. She says charity begins at home ‘ndinoda kuswera nevangu.’

13:08: Grace takes to the podium. She thanks the supporters for attending the rally.

13:06: The crowd is dancing to the song ‘Unconquerable.’

13:05: VP Mphoko ends his speech.

12:55: “Zimbabwe ndeyeropa…vahu vakasiya hame dzavo vakafirwa nevamwe kuhondo.The Zanu Pf constitution says the country was liberated by Zanu Pf and Zapu. We are now hearing od disunity, this is not the country we fought for that is Rhodesia. “There are 14 million people in Zimbabwe, at the very apex of those the people there are President Mugabe, then the deputies, that is I and my counterpart Mnangagwa.”

12:52:VP Mphoko is now addressing the supporters. He goes into a narrativ of the sacrifices made during the liberation struggle

12:50: Supporters are singing praise songs.


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12:11: Jonathan Moyo takes to the podium. He chants the slogan “Pasi ne vaya vaya.”

12:10: Kasukuwere introduces Jonathan Moyo and the ministry “Thats why muchimuona vari paTwitter ndokubasa kwavo.”

12:03: National political commisar Saviour Kasukuwere is in attendance.

11:58: New slogans “Pasi nekupanduka half half ” and “pasi ne vese vasingakudei are being chanted.”

11:55: Youth and Indigenisation Minister Patrick Zhuwao explains the purpose of the meet the people rallies

“Leadership wants to understand what is happening at a detailed level…Members engaging in uneccessary accusations..The First Lady is making sure that all take the lead and focus on the mandate.”

Grace Mugabe is expected to donate farm implements to supporters. Most of the supporters in attendance are women bringing into speculation that the Women’s League boss may try to garner support for the women’s quota system which should see a woman being appointed Vice-President.


  • Gifts for Grace Mugabe are being presented.
  • Sarah Mahoka says Robert Mugabe and hid wife are anointed by God.
  • Vice President Phelekhezela Mphoko and several ministers are in attendance.

26 Responses to Live Updates: Grace Mugabe rally in Chiweshe

  1. Chasura February 12, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    The signs are clear, farewell to team Lacoste you are now history

    • midas February 12, 2016 at 6:01 pm #

      They failed to deal with Team Lacoste last year and i do not see how they will deal with team lacoste now . Team Lacoste comprises of the war veterans , military and their top secrets on Mugabe. Mugabe cannot afford to expel anybody now

  2. cde February 12, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

    pasi nevaya vaya ndiko kuti chii nhai prof???

  3. tendai February 12, 2016 at 1:34 pm #

    Robert Mugabe has just chosen his successor. These people have got his full backing.

    • selele February 12, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

      But do we always have to swalloe his choices?? I say no.

  4. Phineas February 12, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

    pamberi namai Mugabe zvichanaka chete

  5. ngoto February 12, 2016 at 2:38 pm #

    haaaa chapadhuze kuputika, last statement rakasukuwere says it all, its just a matter of time

  6. chitova February 12, 2016 at 3:10 pm #

    the usual crap from an ignoramus

  7. zim pipo February 12, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

    its now time for those with the real deal to stand up and show us what they are made of…kkkkkk

  8. zim pipo February 12, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

    this is my last comment on this crap

  9. WILLARD MUBVUMBI February 12, 2016 at 4:09 pm #

    I said it b4 and i will keep on saying it. This woman is going to rule. Come rain come thunder, mark my words. Provided that her health does not fail her, am seeing this SOKO, (My mom is also a SOKO) becoming the president. Who knows, maybe it gonna be a blessing in disguise. We are sick and tired of hearing some people saying, ‘we died for this country’. Kasukuwere, like his name, is also a SAVIOUR, just ask any City of Harare employee. Well thats politics. I would like to thank NewsDAY, you are doing a wonderful job of educating, informing and entertaining the multitude of readers. May God bless you, NewsDay staff.

  10. Kufandada February 12, 2016 at 4:16 pm #

    Grace is now talking a lot of sense.Looks like she is the only one doing any work while Mutsvangwa and Monica are beating the chests vachiti tiri ma war veterans..Good job Jonathan.

    • selele February 12, 2016 at 4:45 pm #

      The game is clear. Mugabe puts his wife on pole position at the expense of his fellow comrades. Where do you expect Mutsvangwa and his wife to get those tractors from ? Just think!! Mai Mugabe did not tell the crowd where the maize came from. She does not tell us that donors are behind all this food aid.

      It is only political prostitution whic can force people to follow this lady and and her and say bravado to her antics.

      This is not at all good!!

    • Tapiwa February 12, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

      Oh yes she is now talking sense especially when she says “If Mugabe fails to walk I will ferry in to work in a wheelbarrow” If that is not pure stupidity at its best, then I don’t know what it is.

  11. Observer February 12, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

    36 years down the line, the country has gone from African economic power house to a beggar. We have gone from being a bread basket to a basket case. What notable achievements have we made since the attainment of our independence (besides the much publicized ability to read) ? From 1980 -1999 Zimbabwe received budgetary support form the so called evil west, the reason why all seemed well. From 2000 till this day we have been on a downwards slope. Some are moving forward, we are moving in the opposite direction. These questions pop up: Why as a nation are we still entertaining these people? Is it that we have been subjected to poverty to the extent that we know no other way of life? Are we that insane, to the extent that we have the same con played on us over and over again without realizing we are being conned? Where are the so called donations from the first lady coming from??? Our situation as it stands: We pay for water yet our taps are dry. We pay toll fees and our roads are filled with drum holes, We have ARDA with a enough irrigatable land and yet we blame drought for our hunger, we blame others for our circumstances. Its time to change people. We are where we are because of the choices we made and the actions we took.

  12. anneclark0036 February 12, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

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  13. Membathisi February 12, 2016 at 5:28 pm #

    A marvelous show of clear focus and direction by those determined to take this country to another level.They seek to move away from the useless bygone ways of doing things and these young Turks are in the right direction.So there is so much hope as we move forward.Our children need a legacy of hope,a secure future based on the principle of meritocracy.

  14. midas February 12, 2016 at 5:55 pm #

    Mugabe is not going to impose his wife on us and neither the military , just a matter of time before Mugabe goes then thats the end of G40.

  15. chiki chicken chikwama February 12, 2016 at 6:53 pm #

    team Lacoste or team Locust? Which is what?

  16. widzo February 12, 2016 at 6:53 pm #

    This Lacoste Team lacks clever Strategists, if I was me this is game over. Go to the security, captains of industry, students, chiefs and tell them the gvt is changing hands. go to pockets hills and announce that while all security guys are manning all vital areas. Arrest them and release them later after they pay back wat they hid abroad, or do watever deems necessary according to our laws of the land. Quickly do this be4 they kill yu Mahoka warned.

    • Tengenenge February 12, 2016 at 10:03 pm #

      unnecessary. no need for bloodshed. things are taking a very quick but natural course

  17. Sarah February 13, 2016 at 1:07 am #

    Mashoko anomwaiwa se fertiliser . Maiwee!

  18. Sisi Dhori February 13, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

    what happened to Zimbabwe? How did we get here 🙁

  19. mist February 13, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    sorry guys zanu members did this to them self by giving mugabe too much power than required.Now he can do what ever he wants no questions asked ,therefore grace for president

  20. goredema February 13, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

    I quote something important here, it is only political prostitution which can force pple 2 follow this lady. , donations, where is the money coming from

  21. toti February 14, 2016 at 5:10 pm #

    unobva watoshaya kuti zvirikufamba sei muZim!

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