Chimene organises Grace solidarity march

FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe’s allies have organised a solidarity march in Harare tomorrow to show their support for her following her recent humiliation by the international community after she assaulted a South African model, Gabriella Engels, in Johannesburg, two weeks ago.

BY EVERSON MUSHAVA/OBEY MANAYITI

Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister Mandi Chimene
Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister Mandi Chimene

This came as police in Harare blocked a planned demonstration by the opposition youths who wanted to storm the South African embassy in protest over diplomatic immunity granted to Grace.

The march is being organised by a splinter group of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association led by Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister Mandi Chimene and George Mlala.

Mlala said the purpose of the march was to show gratitude to the First Lady for remaining strong in the face of adversity and looking after 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe.
“She is not superhuman. She can err, but there are people dramatising her situation and we want to assure her of our support,” he said.

“We stand by her and we know that there are people out there who are hoping to dampen her spirit. We want to assure her that it is simply a cloud that will pass and she should, thus, remain focused on her duty to look after our President.”

Zanu PF Harare provincial political commissar Shadreck Mashayamombe said they would mobilise a huge crowd to show support for Mugabe and his wife.

“We will mobilise a huge crowd to show that we support him (Mugabe) and the First Lady. People will march from different corners to the party HQ, where we hope to meet the First Family,” he said.

But some provincial youth leaders said they were yet to be formally told about the planned solidarity march.

Zanu PF women’s league secretary for administration Letina Undenge also professed ignorance over the matter.

“I don’t know about that. Even if I refer you to the secretary for information, she might not know as well. I don’t have that information,” she said.

Yesterday, police in Harare blocked a planned demonstration organised by opposition youths under the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera), who wanted to storm the South African embassy in protest over the diplomatic immunity granted to Grace.

Police claimed that the opposition march violated the Public Order and Security Act.

“We acknowledge receipt of your letter of notice to hold a peaceful demonstration on August 30, 2017 at Number 7 Elcombe Street, Belgravia, South African Embassy from 1000 hours to 1300hours, where 50 people are expected to participate,” the police letter read.

“It has been noted that provisions of Sections 23(1)(a)(b), 23(2) and 25(2) of the Public Order and Security Act Chapter 11:17 were not complied with.”

27 Comments

  1. ¿¿¿¿¿???? Mbanje dziya dzatanga.

  2. mandi shuwa anoputanyoro. this is madness!!!!. sympathizing what?????

  3. Some pple are funny.

  4. Ah zvimwe zvinhu zvinoda kunyarawo mhani, iwe Mandi.

  5. A South African actress named Gabriell

  6. Up to now Mandi has not come clean on allegations by General Guvheya that she is always HIGH 24/7 and this is one of the extremes of the efffects of the prohibited Golden Malawi Leaf.

  7. KKKKKK Mashayamombe trying to lick his way back to Jezebel’s favours. She is still gunning for your constituency blaz. You are gone Shadreck, mari dzawakabira vanhu nechi Land Barron dzapfuka.

  8. Mandi and Malala you are idiots.You must know that by so doing you are exposing Robert Junior and all Zimbabweans leaving in SA. The march would be a provocation to the South Africans who have chosen to keep quite after the incident. Dr Grace you must STOP this march pronto before innocent Zimbabweans are killed in SA.

  9. take your march to Mutare mandi, in Harare we have enough LITTER in our hands to handle. usaunza imwe tsvina pliz!!!!

  10. your T-shirt mandi yakanyorwa kuti kudiniko???kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!munodzidzenyiko kubva kuna GIRE?

  11. GRACE HAS BROUGHT SHAME TO THE ENTIRE FIRST LADY FRATENITY, WORSE STILL TO HER HUSBAND AND THE GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMNET HAD TO GO ON FIRST GEAR TO ADDRESS HER IMMUNITY, THEN UMWEWO ANOSVUTA MBANJE COME UP WITH THIS SOLIDARY, MAIWE ZANU YAWORA. VAKADZI VACHAINDA VACHO , I DOUBT IF THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE KUDZIMBA KWAVO. WHO ON EARTH CAN ALLOW HIS WIFE OR DAUGHTER TO ATTEND SUCH A STUPID GATHERING.

  12. Only proper fools will do that . I do not think people in their right minds could do that. The economy is in the intensive care, people are sleeping in bank queue, yet some idiots have the stamina to march in solidarity for stupid things ? shame to all these people who can not contribute meaningfully to Zimbabwe.

  13. People of Manicaland are not this daft. Proceed with your mad march alone please.

  14. To set records straight, Grace’s reputation was irreversibly damaged the moment she dropped her bombshell in foreign land. Chauvinistic protests to counter the same to me are just theatrics to falsify that Zimbos are content with her matriarchy.Those detatched from the reality should realise that it takes more than street marches for the first lady to redeem her political disconnect in the international mirror.

  15. So what message are we sending to the South African Government ,which went out of its way to grant our garrulous first lady diplomatic immunity so that she could have a safe exit from that country following her infamous antics. what are we in solidarity with here. This woman has brought nothing but shame to Zimbabwe. Why have we not organised solidarity marches with the hapless villagers she is daily tormenting in Mazowe. This is so pathetic

  16. Mandi needs to do something about that hanging tummy. Let her march and get some exercise.

  17. Mandi is now a serious candidate for medical examination(mentally)… it seems she is drug addicted…why is she poking her nose on Harare affairs as if there is no provincial minister for Harare metropolitan…. pure madness…. vana vevamwe vairwa Hondo iro mata mata kuzvara vana

  18. fine murine here mandi?

  19. Hey Mandi, what Grace needs more than anything is help. She also needs to step aside from Women’s league, she cannot hold any office someone who has brought the name of the country into disrepute

  20. Haaaaya, ths gold-digger n bootlicker

  21. This qualifies to be the best drama of the DECADE.

  22. Mandi, some issues are better left untouched or rather swept under the carpet. I do not see much to be gained by the march.

  23. JANANA WA BIKAZ

    Solidarity march for a criminal who escaped jail through immunity granted to her by the South African authorities?Yes we know people take drugs and can do stupid things at times but for Mandiitawefodya and her fellow bootlickers to go to such lengths just to appease a criminal who was freed dubiously after committing a heinous crime in a foreign land is extreme madness.Even if Gire throws a bomb at the poor peasants that she is evicting in Mazoe,I bet some stupid zealots from zanu pf will actually march in solidarity with Marujata for killing the poor peasants.What exactly are these people given to support such evil acts?Whatever Mandiiwefodya and her fellow idiots are smoking,it has taken toll on their faculties

  24. Yes, please bus all those Zanu supporters from e.g. Arnold Farm into Harare.

  25. This is not good at all, its provoking SA

  26. more no go areas

  27. Ndo zvinoita mahure

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