Go now, Grace orders Mujuru

HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe ratcheted up her vitriolic attacks on beleaguered Vice President Joice Mujuru yesterday, issuing a fresh ultimatum to President Robert Mugabe’s number two to resign immediately or risk being fired.

Speaking at her Mazowe business hub to a disparate group of students, senior Zanu PF bigwigs, farmworkers and youths bussed from around the country, Grace also described her long-ruling nonagenarian husband as “a grandmaster” and master tactician who would have “the last laugh” in the escalating Zanu PF factional and succession wars.

The 49-year-old businesswoman claimed she had a “video recording” of Mujuru allegedly accusing her of influencing Mugabe to stay in power to enrich the First Family.

“I trapped Mujuru and I now have a recording of her in a mini-skirt, speaking ill of me and the president. We are tired of this stupidity. Ngaaende izvozvi (She must go now),” Grace said.

The Zanu PF Women’s League (WL)-designate boss also used the occasion to defend her super luxurious lifestyle, boasting that her family owned the biggest dairy farm in the country, with more than 2 500 cows.

Grace further claimed that while she had worked hard to establish her multi-million dollar businesses in Mazowe, Mujuru was on an alleged mission of extortion of white businesses, promoting corruption and fanning disunity in the party, adding that the VP’s 10-year tenure in high office had been a waste of time as she had allegedly made no meaningful contributions to the upliftment of women and the nation at large.

“You should stop following a daft person. (Martin) Dinha (the resident minister and of Mashonaland Central) you have confidence and why are you following a daft person, I am saying pasi nechituta (down with a stupid person). Do not follow dung beetles,” she said.

“Mujuru should go. Indigenisation was not meant for the Mujuru family.

She is very petty and she must resign forthwith. She is a fool who fails to see the writing on the wall in bold print. Don’t force yourself on us you are incompetent and stop it. She says she wants to be the vice president and end there but we are saying we no longer want you. The president must have competent lieutenants,” the Gushungo Dairy co-founder said.

Grace said if Mujuru refused to resign, she would be humiliated at the party’s elective congress early next month.

“We are tired of her and we have had enough of this stupidity,” the First Lady said.

It was at that point that she went on to reveal that she had trapped Mujuru and video-recorded the vice president making disparaging remarks about her.

“I told people that l don’t believe in gossip and those who want to report about Mujuru bad-mouthing me should bring a video. I tell you, l once saw a recording where she was inappropriately dressed in a miniskirt and talking to someone. I am not sure whether she was trying to lure him,” Grace said.

“She said Mai Mugabe is the one forcing Mugabe to stay in power because she is greedy and wants to continue stealing and she loves money. I trapped her ... I told her of scandals of a certain woman and on that day I accompanied my child who is studying in Dubai. A week later when l returned she had confided to someone that Mai Mugabe told me a secret and I am now in her pocket,” she said.

“You can see how petty she is. I want her to tender in her resignation because there is more to come. She has to resign and go respectfully,” Grace said.

She went on to pour praises on her husband saying he was the ultimate schemer and tactician.

“You want to depose Mugabe. Who are you who want to remove the grandmaster who was elected by the people? Let me tell you grandmaster is not somebody you can play with and get away with it,” the fiery businesswoman said.

“When you do your shenanigans he just sits back and relax and look at you but let me tell you he will have the last laugh with that bass of his. He will eventually deal with you,” Grace said.

In her typical brutal and derisory style, the incoming WL boss also claimed that the embattled VP would be resented by even “dogs and mosquitoes” very soon.

“Do not take unnecessary risks saying you are brave because you will end up being humiliated and have children laughing at you. You will be humiliated and left naked and dogs will not come near you because you stink even if you have put on perfume,” she said.

“You are not going to heaven because God will not touch your stinking body. And even mosquitoes will not come near you because you stink.”

Grace further said Mujuru should stop lying that she (Grace) hated her (Mujuru’s) for her facial features.

“We were talking nababa that you said people don’t like you because of your face. That is a total lie. People do not like you for factionalism, extortion, corruption and incompetency. I never said I do not like you because of your face,” she said.

As Mugabe’s wife had warned the crowd that there would be more purges of Mujuru’s allies, Mashonaland East provincial chairman Ray Kaukonde was booted out to “exorcise the party of its factionalism demons”.

Speaking earlier, outgoing Zanu PF WL boss Oppah Muchinguri, said Grace’s Mazowe business hub was the place where “independence from Mugabe’s plotters” was won, in an apparent jibe aimed at Mujuru and her supporters.

Newly-elected war veterans boss and Deputy Foreign Affairs minister Christopher Mutsvangwa said ex-combatants would fight all those who were against Mugabe, including “a woman who lied that she grounded a plane (Mujuru)”.

Among the other prominent attendees at yesterday’s gathering were Water minister Savior Kasukuwere, Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao, and controversial Harare youth league leader Godwin Gomwe, an uber Grace zealot who also denounced Mujuru and insisted on defying the party’s politburo by using the derogatory “Pasi neGamtox (Down with Gamatox)” slogan.

Higher and Tertiary Education minister Olivia Muchena, who had been part of Grace’s earlier rallies, was conspicuously absent.

Surprisingly, she was one of the people who were roundly denounced by the Zanu PF-aligned Zimbabwe Congress of Students Union (Zicosu)’s leader Leopold Chakanyuka, who called on the minister to be replaced for failing to resolve student concerns.

Earlier, the Zicosu leader had pledged his unwavering support and allegiance to Grace, before giving Mujuru 14 days to resign, failing which Zicosu would take unspecified action against her.

Youth leaders perceived to be sympathetic to Mujuru who ill-advisedly attended the rally, including Varaidzo Mupunga and Cecelia Chivhunga, were roughed up by militant yobs in the crowd

Yesterday’s rally came in the wake of sensational weekend allegations by State media that Mujuru’s allies were allegedly plotting to assassinate Mugabe, claims that forced the embattled VP to finally take the war to her Zanu PF and government detractors.

In a statement issued on Sunday, Mujuru took aim at Grace — rejecting out of hand claims by the First Lady that she was corrupt, inept, a factionalist and not worthy of being the government, and party number two.

She also took on the State media, which she accused of running a campaign to discredit her, Zanu PF, senior State and party officials.

“I deny any and all the allegations of treason, corruption, incompetence and misuse of public office being routinely made against me in the Herald and Sunday Mail newspapers,” Mujuru said.

“I have briefed my legal practitioners to take necessary steps, at law, to restore my good reputation, political standing and dignity. I stand ready to defend myself before the party, and in any court of law on any of the allegations made against me, at any time, in accordance with the laws of Zimbabwe,” she added.

Comments (45)

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wasu - 18 November 2014

Tjoo uAmai bakithi! Kanti shuwa ubaba uMugabe at 90 ukhula ebuyela emuva na? Ngesingisi bathi ngamazwi ahlakaniphileyo "Be nice to people at the bottom as you go up because they will be nice to you too when you fall." Konke lokhu ukuthethisana ngokwani? Lehluleka yini ukuthi lihlale phansi lodwa nje ngeziphatha manadla likhulumisane? Kungasenani abanye bathi "Okwenza uPhiri loBanda laye kuzamenza ngoba bonke bengabantu". Ungathi besingakuxwayisi Amai.Njalo bonke bona labo bantu abathi bazimisele ukufela ifirst family mina ngedwa angibathembi. Njalo angithembi ukuthi uthando lwabo kufirst family ngolweqiniso. Bona bafuna ukudla kuphela zwi.

Mabhengeza - 18 November 2014

wasu makapenga. murikutya kuti party yedu ingadyiwe nemujuru here? vakuru ava ngavangowirirane vagovima pamwepo sezvavaisiita. ngavadzidze kuna baba varutsoka na baba vahandishayi. otherwise party ingaparara.

taurai - 18 November 2014

Ukakwira mugomo uchitsvaga makudo unoawana.

Amon - 18 November 2014

Let them fight each other - never a dull moment in primitive Zimbabwe political leadership battles.

Musona - 18 November 2014

Zanu pf is a "Cosa Nostra"(Our thing) (Italia style) of an organisation. Its all dirty and gravVy within that clan. Mujuru has been a member to this brutal and ruthless organisation from a teenage age up to this date. Honey traps, Spying, Extortion, and eagle eyes is the oder of the day in zanu. You sleep with eye open. Information is power. Its all about wealth accumulation and fighting to steal. Mujuru's offence is that adya too much others wants to eat , hence the tapes' smoke screens. Mugabe grandmaster "what grandmaster? He is cartel boss and will die being the boss. Students endorse to remove a minister thats Mafia. Definately Mujuru will get whats coming to her. Lawyers are unqualified to deal ne Mafia Ring. Mujuru should know better. The objective is remove Mujuru from being mafia number two and she will go and the rest is just history. Vanhu vatambura with this organisation which mujuru is number two. There is no reputaion to protect for Mujuru.

X-MAN IV - 18 November 2014

kkkkkkki wasu makapenga ndaseka zvekusekesesa kuti kkkkkkki pwi pwi yakutoda grace nekuti marufu awanda mubato

madzibaba Ishumairai - 18 November 2014

kkkkkkki wasu makapenga ndaseka zvekusekesesa kuti kkkkkkki pwi pwi yakutoda grace nekuti marufu awanda mubato

madzibaba Ishumairai - 18 November 2014

Grace must understand as a holder of a PHD how government is formed and how vice presidents and ministers are removed from office. Grace is just a First Lady and cannot demand the resignation of the vice president. Her language is of a bitter woman who is not happy that the Mujuru family real or perceived has accumulated more wealth than the First Family hence saying indigenization is not for Mujuru family only. Mari yekutanga Gushungo Dairy akaiwana kupi? Maybe we verify with Gono. Grace's war is all about the future and who can protect her ill-gotten wealth when Bob finally gets his calling which is inevitable. But that hate language will come to haunt in 5 years to come because the political discourse would have dramatically changed

Dunga - 18 November 2014

Crazy is just a b....h. Goreraza should just came and take his wife who is messing up with the old man. She must realise that Mujuru is senior even in ZANU PF. It does not show any sense of maturity even in Mugabe to allow his wife calling people names. However this will mark the end of the Gushungo clan, when they have realise that the same CIO giving the infamous information about Mujuru would reveal how Tongogara, Nleya, Ndanga, Border Gezi, Mujuru Solomon and partners died. They are on the pay roll now for Grace they will let out the truth also.

ANNANIA - 18 November 2014

Crazy is just a b....h. Goreraza should just came and take his wife who is messing up with the old man. She must realise that Mujuru is senior even in ZANU PF. It does not show any sense of maturity even in Mugabe to allow his wife calling people names. However this will mark the end of the Gushungo clan, when they have realise that the same CIO giving the infamous information about Mujuru would reveal how Tongogara, Nleya, Ndanga, Border Gezi, Mujuru Solomon and partners died. They are on the pay roll now for Grace they will let out the truth also.

ANNANIA - 18 November 2014

Crazy is just a b....h. Goreraza should just came and take his wife who is messing up with the old man. She must realise that Mujuru is senior even in ZANU PF. It does not show any sense of maturity even in Mugabe to allow his wife calling people names. However this will mark the end of the Gushungo clan, when they have realise that the same CIO giving the infamous information about Mujuru would reveal how Tongogara, Nleya, Ndanga, Border Gezi, Mujuru Solomon and partners died. They are on the pay roll now for Grace they will let out the truth also.

ANNANIA - 18 November 2014

This is the kind of bitterness and hatred that is soul-destroying. Dr Grace needs help. Urgently before she completely destroys herself, her family and the rest of us!

Johno - 18 November 2014

May the First Lady cease to judge Mujuru cause she is not God. Can somebody culture her with good language of a mother? Please tell her to stop her linen in public as it shows that there is no longer unity in the party. Let her reminded that she should focus on promoting peace and unity upon the nation and bringing ideas of improving our economy. Teach her to pray to God as all answers comes from God.

Wemachongwe - 18 November 2014

This is most embarrassing and damaging to the image of Zimbabwe as a democratic country. Mai Mujuru was appointed by the President as state VP and if she is no longer suitable to continue occupying this position of VP then the President should dismiss her and appoint a replacement. The idea of the First Lady ordering the VP to resign is ridiculous and unheard of. The First Lady is confusing her role to that of the President who happens to be her husband. This way of handling governance issues makes Zimbabwe a laughing stock in the eyes of the whole world.

Akim Gondwe - 18 November 2014

hama dzangu batsirai maidzimai aya angakuvadzane. panorwa vakadzi hapamire zvakanaka. dzimwe nguva vanobvisana mbatya. shungu dza amai dzakanyanyisa. chiiko chavakatadzirwa? chinhu ichicho chinoita kunge chikuru kwazvo. shungu dzinobva dzanyanya kana mumwe wacho achiita seari kuiginowa nekushaya hanya nenyaya yacho.

tula - 18 November 2014

Who is this Grace, she is a Disgrace, Mujuru must go but so as your husband and yourself we are not ready for another decade of empty promises and useless leadership. Anyone who thinks Grace is a good leader , that person is darn fool and a moron

Hokoyo - 18 November 2014

Ife kwasu tingoti kana ngoma ikangayatikuriritsa ingonga yati kuda kutsemuka. Mark my words.

Dopori - 19 November 2014

Kana vp mujuru ane mhosva why not arrest her???? Uyu munhu uyu wakambozvitangirei nhai hama dzangu?? The reason is inhema dzega , Grace mugabe zuva rako richasvika.

chipazhamongo - 19 November 2014

Things Fall Apart Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity

Terence - 19 November 2014

zvinorwadzwa kutuka munhu asingakupindure

cathy - 19 November 2014

and ndopaunoona kuti money is not everything. with all the expensive designer assets and clothes and the best bed in the world, Grace Mugabe is having sleepless nights ini ndichidzipfodora zvangu magetsi adzima kuBudiriro kwangu uko. She is so unsetteled and is living in total fear but please dont use the word God to insult someone kuti God will not touch your body

mai kasikana - 19 November 2014

may God help

manyengavana - 19 November 2014

zvingo rwadza kutuka mhunu asinga kupindure shuwa @cathy. mai varwadziwa ava. varitutaridza kutya plus desperation. vanhu vava maka vakawandisa. zanu haingavi safe if there are too many people vari kudzingwa sezvizvi. for once, mai mujuru na gumbo vataridza proper leadership.

tula - 19 November 2014

tongoona kunowira tsvimbo nedohwe, regai dzibayane dzemudanga rimwe....

gwenzi nyoro - 19 November 2014

The chickens have come home to roost! This is more than political conflict! Such cheap street fights! The two ladies must have crossed paths over a man somewhere!!!!

Chido - 19 November 2014

This is more interesting than 24! Jack Bauer haasvike apa. This is more fun than a movie! Lets just sit back, and enjoy the next episodes

SoWhat! - 19 November 2014

Amai has gone too far. Anyway I am sure you are preparing to your downfall. For will say one day "Ndambakuudzwa yakaonekwa nembonje pahuma..."

meja - 19 November 2014

Grace must walk to Mujuru's office and stop her from working, ordering or frog marching her out since she has the power. why wait for congress??????? the hate and language seems to be coming from an O level holder not PHD sorry maningi.

ndozvo - 19 November 2014

do you see what i see? the zvipfukuto go now slogan was the same slogan made by Biti and the renewal team to Morgan. are they singing form the same hymn book or this is something just similar

Tsokoban - 19 November 2014

do you see what i see? the zvipfukuto go now slogan was the same slogan made by Biti and the renewal team to Morgan. are they singing form the same hymn book or this is something just similar

Tsokoban - 19 November 2014

Is that filth spouting from the First Lady of Zimbabwe, who is supposed to be educated to a Doctorate level. I dont think so. That is a self destructing psycho that needs to be urgently put away in a Mental Hospital for treatment. I wonder about the level of intelligence and mental stability of the company she keeps. The late Amai Sally Mugabe was a proper First Lady who exuded intelligence, education, proper cultural upbringing, earned and not demanded respect. President Mugabe must be missing his real wife, and not this bitch on heat. Is there no new boyfriend to take care of your bedroom needs? You are are disgrace. Hauna vana Tete here udzokere kunorayiwa.

Dhidhidhi - 19 November 2014

Master tactician my foot. 90% unemployment, no road network, fucked up education system, no electricity, no running water etc

Gray Munyoro - 19 November 2014

musangano wedu waita problem vanababa nanaamai. hazvigoni here kutaura na mother vasafambise nyaya nenzira iyi. what is suffering in this war is the party and the country. pls pls taurai na mother. we need peace in the revolutionary party and that would extend to the country at large.

taurai - 19 November 2014

Mugabe is nothing bt a murderer.

Zodwa Buhe - 19 November 2014

They have demonised mai Mujuru and her allies, they have purged them based on allegations which have not been proven. Why are they so desperate to force mai Mujuru to resign instead of voting her out or dis-appointing her? Given that these allegations are serious and treasonous and if mai Mujuru resigned will she not be confirming that these allegations are true and she is therefore guilty of treason. Mai Mujuru is on her knees why not put her out of this misery by simply sacking her for no apparent reason. Why force her to resign when u can just fire her? Please be man nough and fire her and send her into political oblivion.

Why Resign - 19 November 2014

i have studied history and have loved it but i guess kuty wen mi child reads abt this era he will sae our parents were fools. how can a person in her normal sense especially the first lady throw attacks to the vice president and people remain silent. grace is not a politician but a misguided opportunist who has acquired everything she has by force,. pliz d country needs mature pipo in office kwete politics dzemakuhwa . Patriot

patriot - 20 November 2014

Hanzi na Jesu kuwanhu we Samaria anoziwa kuti haana kumbotadza ngaamutake nematombo kkkkkkkk pane nyaya apa anoziwa kuti ari innocent Mu Party ngaatake Mai Mujuru nematombo munoiona sei hama dzangu

mostomosto - 20 November 2014

Hanzi na Jesu kuwanhu we Samaria anoziwa kuti haana kumbotadza ngaamutake nematombo kkkkkkkk pane nyaya apa anoziwa kuti ari innocent Mu Party ngaatake Mai Mujuru nematombo munoiona sei hama dzangu

mostomosto - 20 November 2014

Grace's personal dislike for Mujuru should not affect the hierarchy or the running of the country and she should know that. I feel sorry for the students who sacrifice their study time to bootlick Grace's rear end.

Dr Know - 20 November 2014

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