Grace Mugabe on campaign trail

HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe is hitting the campaign trail tomorrow as she canvasses for support ahead of Zanu PF’s December elective congress.

Eunice Sandi-Moyo, the Zanu PF Women’s League deputy secretary, told the Daily News in a telephone interview yesterday that the first lady would hold her first rally in Chinhoyi.

“I can confirm that on 2 October, Amai Mugabe will be at Chinhoyi,” Sandi-Moyo said.

“As you know, we unanimously endorsed her to be the next leader of the (Women’s) League, so she is visiting our members in the province.”

Sandi-Moyo said she was not yet aware of the venue of the rally.

“As of now, I am not aware of the actual venue but what I know is that she will be in Chinhoyi,” she said.

A provincial Women League boss, who spoke to the Daily News on condition of anonymity, said she had not yet received official invitation, said the first lady will start her campaign in Mashonaland West and wrap up the tour in Harare.

“The campaign would start in Mashonaland West and we will tour the whole of Zimbabwe, I think we should end the campaign in Harare,” she said.

“Amai is going to meet comrades all over the country.

“It is important that the structures meet their new leader and gather what her vision is for the League and the party in general.”

The Zanu PF Women’s League in July unanimously recommended to President Robert Mugabe the appointment of his wife to the powerful position of secretary for the Women’s League at December elective congress.

The endorsement was made following her 49th birthday party held at her farm in Mazowe. She won a ringing endorsement from the country’s 10 provinces.

Outgoing Women’s League boss, Oppah Muchinguri said when the late first lady Sally Mugabe led the Women’s League, factionalism was kept in check, and called on Grace to step into the post.

The Zanu PF Youth League followed suit and endorsed Grace in August.

At a huge gathering held at her Mazowe Children’s Home, leaders of the Youth League from all the 10 provinces registered their support and solidarity with Grace.

Not to be left out were traditional chiefs who paid a visit to Mazowe and also endorsed her.

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Good day Mr. Editor, Point of correction. The First Lady's title is now: "The First Lady Dr. Grace Mugabe". We will add other titles, i.e. the Women's league one soon after the Congress.

Dereck - 1 October 2014

Point of correction Derek The title should reasonate with African traditions. Remember she is mother of the nation, so to omit that is robbing her of the highest title no other person can have. Not even reknown academics can attain the title of "Amai" It does not come cheap. So, is the proper title not 'The First Lady Dr Amai Grace Mugabe?' Thought I saw it somewhere

Point Order - 1 October 2014

The tragegy of this country is the deaths of the real first lady amai Sally who had people at heart not this ambitious woman from Mutemachani Chivhu now hailing from Mazowe by ursurping powerless people s properties and land.Her doctorate isb questionable hence its very correct to just call her the second wife of the president if not the second lady.

aluta continua - 1 October 2014

nyika yedu inoda kunamatirwa. kune vanotenda, ngati namatireiwo nyika yedu Mwari vagotipa mutungamiriri anetsitsi nevanhu vese.

pastor - 1 October 2014

The correct title is "First Lady Amai Theresa Dr. Grace Mugabe

Mdala Moyo - 2 October 2014

The First Lady, Zpfwomen's league chairperson, philanthropist , amai DR Grace Mugabe. Kutyeyi daddy nyembe dzakapfekerana wani?

Javaz - 2 October 2014

Grace Goreraza, Pamire, Makamba, Gono, Mugabe. Nyembe vadhara!

Bhoki - 2 October 2014

The appropriate title is Disgrace, Elena , Goreraza, Pamire, Makamba, Kuruneri, Gono, Mugabe Hure Kutyeyi matitle jahwi

rudi - 2 October 2014

Title yekuti Amai is not inappropriate for a small house. DisGrace will only be a Doctor so ans so for the duration of Mugabe's life. Musi unorara vakuru we will take that title away from her, anyway including the many farms they grabbed.

Garikayi - 2 October 2014

If she was UNANIMOUSLY ENDORSED why is she campaigning????? The Women's League is just trying to force their decision on the ordinary voters!!!!!!

Taichin - 2 October 2014

Amai vechihure is more than adequate as a title. Futhi tina asisa gadi amabus e ZUPCO loba kufana lekugada yena . Asifuni

pedzi - 2 October 2014

Let Grace enjoy the hay while the sun still shines. She was handed over prime land in Mazoe which is a few minutes' drive from their home in Borrowdale and she took it. She was handed the Women's league leadership again on a silver platter and she gladly accepted. And to cap it all up so to speak, she was capped by her dear President husband when they handed over a top academic qualification of a PHD to her amid such fanfare. She hasn't stopped on her escapades, as we are talking, an elderly family is moving off their farm to pave way for Grace's lovely recently wed daughter Bona. Some people have it all.

Dr Know - 2 October 2014

Cdes, can we respond to Taichin's comment, which I have found to be interesting to the nation. Why campaign if DR. GRACE if unanimously endorsed??

martin chipimo - 2 October 2014

“As you know, we unanimously endorsed her to be the next leader of the (Women's) League, so she is visiting our members in the province.” There Martin Chipimo, you have your answer. She is not campaigning, but visiting women's league members. Call it a familiarisation tour if you like.Its just like the tradition of 'unvailing of the tombstone' . The tombstone and the corpse will all be fixed to the grave already that no amount of unveiling of the tombstone, or omiting to unvail the tombstone will change anything. Its just a tradition. What is wrong with that?

Fairtalk - 2 October 2014

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