Is Grace now the Zanu PF boss?

HARARE - For weeks now, rumours have flown about regarding an imminent purge of provincial chairpersons by First Lady Grace Mugabe and her supporters who are aligned to Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zanu PF faction.

And true to the conspiracy, all the gory predictions are coming to pass.

The tone was set last month when Mashonaland West suspended regional party boss Temba Mliswa, over allegations of fanning factionalism and allegedly selling out to Americans as part of the so-called “Dirty Dozen” of similarly fingered legislators.

Since then, there has been a deluge of votes-of-no confidence against other party provincial chairpersons.

Amos Midzi of Harare, Callisto Gwanetsa of Masvingo, Jason Machaya of Midlands, and now Ray Kaukonde of Mashonaland East have all been pushed to go by their opponents in the party, amid talk that John Mvundura of Manicaland and Andrew Langa of Matabeleland South will soon follow suit.

This has consolidated perceptions that our first lady has become Zanu PF’s de facto leader, working hand in glove with the Mnangagwa faction to achieve her and their political ambitions as the party hurtles towards its December elective congress.

There is no doubt that the serious and sustained attack that Kaukonde is currently under, emanates from Grace’s public savaging of the embattled businessman-cum-politician last month, when she fingered him as a kingpin supporter of beleaguered Vice President Joice Mujuru, who Grace wants ousted as the party’s and government’s number two.

What makes this ill-advised assault on Mujuru and the provincial chairpersons under attack so difficult to understand is that no cogent reasons have been advanced for the putsch other than untested allegations that they want to remove President Robert Mugabe from power.

What hogwash.

Firstly, there is absolutely nothing wrong with politicians aspiring for higher office, or dreaming about replacing those above them as long as this is done within the confines of the law. This is after all the nature of politics and democracy.

Secondly, not a single shred of evidence has been proffered ever since the allegations of plotting against Mugabe, fanning factionalism and engaging in corruption have been made against Mujuru and her supporters.

For, if anyone had any evidence, not contrived rumours peddled as fact, they would have taken such “evidence” to law enforcement agencies for formal investigation and prosecution.


Comments (8)

I saw a journey in the form of a rail track. The track was coming from very far away and was strong. In the track there were people walking in it and a voice said these are the one who fought in the war of liberation. From where I was looking they were within metres of reaching their destination just across a river. All of a sudden the rail track disintegrated, the bridge also disintegrated. The people walking in the track then started shoving each other, just shoving. As they were shoving I started to see two different uniforms they were wearing. What they were all not aware of is that they were very close to their hoped destination. May God help us cross to this destination. Every person every nation has its path likable or not already written but can be changed by the mercy of the Father, the Son and the Holy spirit. Amen

amen - 11 November 2014

the good about the goings on in zim politics is that we now have people with guts to say no. its very important that people mature politically and stand for what they believe evn if its means loosing their positions. whats the good of holding a portifolio for which you have no right to exersice you own influence. it does not matter what happens to the likes of temba mliswa in any case they have send a message that its possible to say no. more and more people will soon start to express their free thinking like these men/women. zimbabwe needs such characters. well done temba and crew.

zvirozviyedzwa - 11 November 2014

When Ever you don't get Democratic Principals in any Society it's those who knows there rights who are destroyed and it's the Hongu Shef who get promoted. But the final result will be that those who were destroyed yesterday will automatically rise up to pass Judgement to the ones whom people thought were no longer existing.

Karigamombe - 11 November 2014

hahaha enede minamato irikuhwika zvokwadi, tht stubborn zanu is falling apart ,they are now calling a spade a spade , mugabe agarisa ngaaende , mujuru should takeover , apa chituta grace does not knw kuti arikuronga kutoregwa namnangagwa hehehe kunzima magents

ndleve - 12 November 2014

People, let them fight. Let them burn one another. It's okay

Nduna - 12 November 2014

Bob is now aged and everyone is taking advantage of him including his wife.Zanu PF must elect a new leader now and that will b good for the country.Chembere dzese ngadziende taneta nevatungamiri vakaunyana muviri wese nekukwegura.

Bob Tsvangie - 13 November 2014

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