MDC-T Senators demonstrate against Grace

THERE was drama in the Senate on Tuesday during the official opening of Parliament when opposition MDC-T Senators smuggled in placards and demonstrated against First Lady Grace Mugabe’s alleged violent behaviour in South Africa.

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Grace last month nearly caused a diplomatic row between Harare and Pretoria after she allegedly assaulted a South African model, Gabriella Engels, with an electric cable at a Johannesburg hotel.

MDC-T Senators sang Hatidi zvemadisnyongoro (We don’t want nonsense) and held placards in demonstration inside the House as President Robert Mugabe was reading his speech. Some of the placards were inscribed “Go back to South Africa and face the full wrath of the law.”

Zanu PF Senators snatched the placards in an effort to drown the singing and stop the demonstrations, as their opposition counterparts continued with the protests.

Speaking to NewsDay, Masvingo Senator Misheck Marava said the opposition Senators were expressing their disapproval of Grace’s behaviour.

“Opposition Senators were expressing displeasure over the occasion where the wife of the President was involved in a fracas in South Africa and bemoaning that such an unfortunate incident should not have occurred because it embarrasses the nation,” he said.

“Their wish is to echo the issue of maintenance of dignity by Grace in her capacity as the First Lady.”

Midlands Senator Lillian Timveos said what Grace did to Engels was wrong.

“She should not have been given diplomatic immunity and should have faced the full wrath of the law. Being a First Lady of a country, she should have handled the issue better. It is wrong for her to come accompanying the President to open Parliament after she committed such acts as beating up a girl,” she said.

“We feel that she should be motherly and must be an example to all women in Zimbabwe that they cannot just beat up people. Why did she not beat up her own sons? She now claims the girl held a knife on her, but she should let the courts determine who is guilty.”

Timveos said Grace’s actions were an embarrassment to Zimbabwe, adding opposition legislators do not take the issue lightly.
“She is going to go down in history as a First Lady who did not act like a woman in a position of power,” Timveos said.

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12 Comments

  1. This is nonsense go to wards and prepare the youth to register to vote for your party, that is what matters now.

  2. Kkk…dignity? You guys are expecting too much from a proven prostitute

  3. Akapinda aripai ma poster😷

  4. Mafirakureva weDiaspora

    You can ask that again MT ndomamai anoba ndiro muma Shops oisa muhapwa KKKKKKK shame maningi.

  5. Comment…Thank you Senators you have done us a great Job tinovatya mai ivava nehunhu hwavo

  6. thank you salute to the senators, povo yaramba zvemadisyongoro,

  7. Truth First & Always

    MDC Senators

    Part of your duty is to speak truth to those in power. Well done and thank you.

  8. MDC is focusing on petty issues instead of telling their allies to lift their sanctions which are derailing our economic development. There is no issue here, otherwise it is our African culture that when children are caught on the wrong side of the community rules, the elder will discipline all those involved whether they are his children or not.

    Well done mamaa if we had 3 or so mothers like you in the community, this Generation could be better as yester Generations.

    1. suzen, you are mad!

  9. The problem of short memories among some blacks is shocking to say the least, or is it lack of self respect? Less than 38 years ago white Rhodesians and white SA Boers killed your fathers and mothers a like rats. You now demonstrate against your own in defense of a white scheme to perpetuate black subjugation. It is better to keep quiet than expose MDC and the opposition as the white man’s running dog.

  10. susan nyamupinga forgets that only twenty years ago she was wedding the president while she was not yet divorced from the previous hubby and forcing the hand of an archbishop in the process. She has no morals to be learnt by anyone anywhere. Engels is better because she was not married, dating unmarried young men.

    1. Grace is the worst FIRST lady Zimbabwe has ever had and shall ever have.dont try to defend her when she is wrong,well done senators,that is what it should be ,not to remain silent in the midst of confusion.

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