Zanu PF officials want Mugabe out — Grace

HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe has accused senior Zanu PF officials of faking love for her husband but secretly plotting to topple him.

Officially launching her campaign in Chinhoyi yesterday, Grace alleged that there were some party stalwarts burning midnight oil plotting against her husband, President Robert Mugabe.

“We see them dancing kongonya (traditional dance) here as if they love the president, they are good at chanting slogans in the public, but deep in their hearts they don’t love him,” she said.

“They are busy at night plotting his ouster claiming that he is old hence he must go so that they can take over.”

Without mentioning any names, she claimed her 90-year-old husband was aware of the shenanigans, but said he was praying for those plotting against him.

“President Mugabe is a very nice man, we know what they are plotting but because he is a God-fearing man, he just prays for them,” she said.

“We know what happened in 2008, but the president did not attack anyone, he just knelt down and prayed.”

Grace sternly castigated factionalism, saying it had no place in the ruling party.

“Party members dabbling in factionalism have no wisdom,” she railed.

“What we gathered about the youth congress elections was really sad. Some senior party members were vote-buying.

“If you buy some and leave others, who will cater for those left out?

“If I give money to some people and leave others out, what am I trying to do? By vote-buying, what are we teaching our youths who are the future leaders? This should stop.”

She called on party members to concentrate on implementing Zanu PF’s economic blueprint ZimAsset.The economic blueprint was this week described by the International Crisis Group (ICG), a Brussels-based think-tank run by retired statesmen as predicated on “populist election promises and wishful thinking”.

“We are busy fighting for power and positions at congress which will come and go, while we are forgetting what we promised people during elections,” she said.

“People are spending a lot of time fighting each other forgetting that we won the elections, all because of power. Congress will pass and there is life after that.”

Grace, who is going to assume the leadership of the Women’s League, said Zanu PF members should stop supping with Americans.

“Do not work with Americans or take their money because these people are evil,” she said.

“There is no money that comes for free. They know that we have all the minerals here in Zimbabwe. The other day I was reading the Herald that there is oil in Zimbabwe. There is nothing that is not there in this country.

“We might have the oil but it will take us time to find it. Even if we don’t have the oil, we have the land that the Americans want. Let us not be used by Americans.”

Grace said every citizen, including MDC supporters, should be given presidential agricultural inputs.

“Chairman, I heard you speak about the inputs. I believe that every Zimbabwean should benefit, be it Zanu PF or MDC supporters, everyone should get the inputs,” she said.

“We cannot punish our people for making wrong choices. By giving them the inputs, they will see that they made an error and they will join us. In that way, our membership will increase.

“If we don’t give them, they will continue making the wrong decisions. So let us give everyone, regardless of political affiliation.”

The first lady rounded up her speech by launching a stinging attack on opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, claiming he was “finished”.

She said Zimbabweans should not heed Tsvangirai’s call for mass protests against mounting economic hardships. She described the clarion call to mass action as “a reckless statement by an irrelevant individual”.

She said she would work to the best of her abilities to advance women’s issues.

Comments (29)

What goes around comes around.

Ziziharinanyanga - 3 October 2014

So eventually the time has come. U trained Mnangagwa to kill, now he is after you. What comes around comes around. Chaparara chi Guky party chiya manje. Saka makahwina overwhelmy outside mukati makaruza overwhelmy. Ndiyo ka unanimous yamaisi preacher muchiuraya the voice of reason. Sanai kututa nekuti Garwe achakuzvuzvurudzai mutata sezvamakambotaura. Nyika yose ichidya nhoko dzezvironda muchinyepera ma sanctions. Hokoyo Grace. You can fool Zim but you can't fool time

Rupazho - 3 October 2014

its now vote buying when it is being done against you when you where doing it anga ari mafuta .remember if you teach your child to steal saying its a good thing that child we continue even if you want her/him to stop this is what is happening to zanupf.now Grace is saying everyone must get presidential farm inputs are these inputs being bought by president;s money or its gvt money where can he get such any amount when he lied to us saying he earns $400.00

mr honest - 3 October 2014

Haayaas. This is very interesting. Cant we clean up our own back yards before we clean those abroad.Every little story is turned on the Americans why why why??? Lets sort out our mess and leave other people alone

Don Dadda - 3 October 2014

do not take American money please, yet we are using American money , and the rally she addressed was organised by American money, and she was speaking American language, driving American cars, ,,,,,,do not take American money guys okay

gringooo - 3 October 2014

“President Mugabe is a very nice man, we know what they are plotting but because he is a God-fearing man, he just prays for them,” said Grace. God-fearing? She cannot be serious. Let me remind Grace about the Gukurahundi atrocities committed by Zanu under the direction of her husband. What is God-fearing about Gukurahundi massacres? I don't think she is talking of the same God that we all know. Grace has made an inauspicious start to her PUBLIC political career although I know she has been a “private politician” all along. How can she not have been a politician all along when she is married to a President? Most of the decisions Mugabe takes are after pillow talk with the wife. She could have done better by distancing herself from her husband's reckless, primitive, egocentric, self-absorbed, ostentatious and corrosive stance. Her utterances at her first political rally are very worrying indeed - ranting unintelligently just like her husband. Her husband is the worst president this country will ever have - I am sure anyone, including Grace herself, can do better if only she can be her own woman. I welcome Grace's entrance to mainstream politics: it adds spice to the ZanuPF maelstrom.

Musona - 3 October 2014

In 2008 the president did not attack anyone,he just knelt down and prayed..kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. what a mockery to some of us who lost relatives during that era.what a day when the tables turn

Degree - 3 October 2014

KKKKKKKK...Ndaseka hangu, ambuya Gire vakomana. Musiuno makachema manyimwa visa remhiri mukarambidza baba kuti vafambire zvinobatsira nyika nhasi moti vemhiri ma evil. ..............kutaura kwema doctor amazuvano heheheheeh Dr Gire

Bhudhi - 3 October 2014

Uuuuuuuh, Dr Grace mavakutambira kunonyudza, remember bato renyu iri rizere mashark.. say your words with utmost caution

masvapure - 3 October 2014

Disgrace kahure nyarara. You have no idea kuti maface eZANU vanhu rudzii. Uchazviona panofa mudhara wako iyeye. Dai watotambira pedyo naTsvangirai pamwe aitozokukwenya kana dhara rako raruma pasi. You are trying ti play the nice lady but it's too let. Taurira vanhu kuti ndiyani anoita kongonya as achvenga sekuru Mugabe. Your days are numbered, reality is now beginning to dawn on you. What next after Mugabe...watch out. Unotamba nanaOppah nhai...kikikiki

Garikayi - 3 October 2014

when people sinned in the time of Noah God sent a flood to destroy them. Now this is for every Zimbabwean young and old rich or poor stop in your tracks and recognise coz one day mucharohwa ne shamhu. And Grace i hope you are referring to Yud Hey Vav Hey because if you are he is a just and fair God muchatambidzwa zinoenderana neni in the life or the next. The bible says the kisd will suffer for their parents inequities to the 4th generation so enjoy now but vana muchatambudza nevazukuru nevana vevazukuru.

critic - 3 October 2014

As far as we know Zhuwawu is leading those who want to force out this frail semi blind 90 yr old thing .

Diibulaanyika - 3 October 2014

Compatriots we need to be respectful as people,its universal culture we dont call ugly names our elders.imagine your child or any young person attributes a strange name to you.we normally say lack of good education.Lets not being uncouth.this is not a platform to insult or display some other similiar barbaric acts.Daily news is freely giving us enough space as people and above all as citizens idle opportunities to exchange ideas,correct each other and such is development.Vasingade kunzwa vasiyeyi certainly the day of judgment shall come.in fact be wary its just by the corner

carson Macate - 3 October 2014

IWE RUPAZHA,NDI JOYCE URI KUREBWA UYU,SHE IS PLOTTING AGAINST THE PRESIDENT TO TAKE OVER AT CONGRESS,BUT SHE WAS CAUGHT OUT.

ndoda sibili - 3 October 2014

"Do not work with Americans or take their money because these people are evil,” she said. Someone should have reminded Disgrace where she was a few weeks ago shopping until she drops

Singapore - 3 October 2014

“We know what happened in 2008, but the president did not attack anyone, he just knelt down and prayed.” What a strong warning for those who took part in operation makavhotera papi!

Shepy Tarzy - 3 October 2014

it,s like the kettle calling the pot BLACK. When the First Lady talks about Tsvangirai womanising But she was having choupombwe nemurume wa Mai Sally

Peter Karanja - 3 October 2014

And exactly what's wrong or evil about wanting Mugabe out? If no rules are broken and constitution adhered to getting rid of a 90yr old proven loser (we have 34yrs of decay as proof) should be paramount. Grace makes it look like this geriatric is God sent and wanting to get rid of non-achievers a sin! Really! This is exactly what's wrong with Zim politics

Moe_Syslak - 4 October 2014

Zimbabwe got Mugabe from GOD kkk my foot. That's the west lie i ever heard in my life. Read the bible correctly about leaders, don't focus only on what is favourable for you.

Charikinya - 4 October 2014

@carson macate Remember when our elders usually use foul language we will borough that language and use against them . You remember in 1984 at a rally in Hfields Mugabe said kwara redumbu reffering to father zimbabwe , Recently in 2003 he insulted Mbare residents by calling them zwibanhu zwisina mutupo . So nothing will stop us who know this man from boroughing his language when we talk about him leyo yinyani baba nyanisi.

Diibulaanyika - 4 October 2014

Mai Mugabe, its not only senior members of ZanuPf who want Mugabe out, it is the rest of the country which want him out and out now. He Nikuved himself in but we don't want him anymore he has overstayed his stay. We liked him in the 1980s and he must have gone after 2 terms, period but haasikuda kuti vamwe vatongewo ndo problem yake hence all these accusations and counter-accusations. Vamwe vofa vasatiwo vatonga here?

Maita Manyuka - 7 October 2014

Mai Mugabe, its not only senior members of ZanuPf who want Mugabe out, it is the rest of the country which want him out and out now. He Nikuved himself in but we don't want him anymore he has overstayed his stay. We liked him in the 1980s and he must have gone after 2 terms, period but haasikuda kuti vamwe vatongewo ndo problem yake hence all these accusations and counter-accusations. Vamwe vofa vasatiwo vatonga here?

Maita Manyuka - 7 October 2014

when the mouth is used more than the mouth a free fall is imminent. only fools open the mouth more than the brains. i forsee one fool in our first lady. entered the political arena at high speed. atorrid crash is coming ,creating more enemies than friends. let not a pot call a kettle you are black

jangwa - 7 October 2014

kkkkkk.vote buying......your maize donation is it not a form of vote buying?

kkkkk - 10 October 2014

musiyeyi vakangouisa vairasa nopaperera zanu pf ipapo

kwidiba - 10 October 2014

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