Grace flexes her muscles

HARARE - Gaffe-prone First Lady, Grace Mugabe, flaunted her unassailable political influence in the country yesterday, humiliating vice presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko publicly in the process by revealing that the two Zanu PF strongmen took instructions from her.

Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony for the Macsherp Housing Scheme in Kadoma, Grace — who has no formal executive functions — surprised the gathered crowd when she blurted out that she often sat down with the two VPs, who were both present at the function, to tell them what to do.

At the time, she also took an ominous swipe at embattled Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana who was recently quoted saying that 12-year-olds could consent to sex, saying bluntly that he should be fired from his position.

“The leadership of VPs has changed. It is different because in the short time that these two men have been appointed to office, I cannot count how many times I have sat down with them and discussed the development of Zimbabwe.

“That is the leadership that we want, leaders who know they are servants of the people. They know they are there to work for the people and understand that they have been given jobs to work for the people.

“They know that they must sit down with Amai to discuss about developmental issues. I support that. VP Mnangagwa, I support that and am sure you have lost count the number of meetings we have had.

“This never happened in the past as there was a woman who wore dresses like me (former Vice President Joice Mujuru) but never came to me to discuss about the development of Zimbabwe.

“But I tell you, Mnangagwa comes with a notebook, Mphoko comes with a notebook to listen to me. They know I am younger than them but they appreciate that I am Amai and I have something to tell them about developing the nation.

“They will be taking down notes as I speak. I tell you, they will be jotting down notes as I speak so that the nation moves forward. I would like to tell them that I want that relationship to continue because that is the only way Zimbabwe can develop and become successful,” Grace said.

And true to form when Mnangagwa was about to depart early before the end of the function, he scribbled a note to seek permission to go from the powerful First Lady.

Turning to Tomana, without mentioning him by name, she said she was hearing that “someone” had said 12-year-old girls could get married.

“A rapist is the only person who can say that because a sane person with girl children can never say such. We want people who talk sense and not rubbish and say they were misquoted. This is rubbish as us, vanaMai Mugabe if we get angry we will beat you up with fists.

“The oldest girl child I am keeping at the orphanage (her Mazowe orphanage) is six years old and are you saying in six years’ time I should marry her of?

“The person who is saying this should be fired. We don’t want people who soil our nation. Apostles used to practise this and Baba Mugabe in his wisdom went and engaged them amicably and said you have your churches why don’t you build schools and hospitals (instead).

“They are now building schools and hospitals. After all this effort someone says 12 year-old-girls can be married. Foolish, aah foolish mani. This is embarrassing. We want children to go to school. We don’t want corrupt people, paedophiles. Are you not ashamed?” she thundered.

“Pasi nenyaya dzakadaro (Down with such nonsense),” she added.

Grace was speaking in the wake of Tomana coming under rising pressure from civil society organisations and commentators to resign from his job or risk being fired — although he has since moved to claim that he was quoted out of context when the story broke out.

Comments (56)

So when Ngwena wanted to go to toilet , he scribbled a note written "excuse amai dhokota Gire can i go to the toilet"

siza bantu - 2 July 2015

its a bvisa kajecha muziso yet mako mune danda kind of thing. seems tomana is inciting violence on older girl chn though i see him being misunderstood contextually.ISU VANA MAI MUGABE WE WILL BEAT YOU UP WHEN WE GET ANGRY WITH OUR FISTS......she is not inciting the nationals into being physically violent ?? ndimika madoctor. weigh your words before you bark doctor na a. g

mboko - 2 July 2015

No wonder Zimbabwe is in a parlous state. God help us. No leadership anywhere!

TruthBTold - 2 July 2015

what development is she talking about?

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lovemore - 2 July 2015

True. What s the hell is she talking about? Development my foot. What does she know about national development ? She does not run a successful business and now she talks of giving advice to VPS on state projects. I can see why J Moyo was angry on BBC Hardtalk. Mngangwa is not fit to lead Zimbabwe . He is just as useless as his boss. We will now back G40!!!!

Dzasukwa - 2 July 2015

If, and it is a big if, these journalists are reporting accurately about our First Lady undermining our Vice Presidents then my opinion of her has changed from someone possessed with common sense and logic to a vicious, malicious and extremely insubordinate individual not capable or reason nor good judgement and a representative of the State who should keep her mouth firmly shut to avoid further embarrassment of our Government. She is behaving not like someone with a Doctorate but someone who failed junior school.

The arbitrator - 2 July 2015

ndiyo yainzwi naJABU. Sibanda bedroom quosdeta

mafirakureva - 2 July 2015

Fucked up VPs . nonsense

Chitika - 2 July 2015

The vps are only place holders to fulfil the constitution and must not be seen to compete with the master. As for her, she is a loose canon destroying what we fought for. Seen older man kneeling for the supposedly queen, thats why we will never have good rains.

El-Dodo - 2 July 2015

The vps are only place holders to fulfil the constitution and must not be seen to compete with the master. As for her, she is a loose canon destroying what we fought for. Seen older man kneeling for the supposedly queen, thats why we will never have good rains.

El-Dodo - 2 July 2015

What Jezebel is not aware of is the fact that when Ahab dies, dogs shall lick her. Jehu (Mnangagwa ) is going to destroy Ahab because he will be trying to save the party (ZANU ) from total collapse thru leadership of Ahab. Jehu's mission will be to be in power before anyone in Zanu tries to wrestle it from him, already the fierce one (Mujuru) is down. The best option to Jehu (Mnangagwa) is to destroy Ahab (BOB) before Morgan takes power thru the polls. Watch the Space !

Big Meech Larry Hoover - 2 July 2015

It will require massive earth movers equipment and more than a dozen archaeologists "post Mugabe era" to dug up Cde Stop it from the grave she is digging every time she flexes her muscles. Zanu pf final battle is coming. La-coste is not a pet animal and it does not feed on vegetables. Zanu pf is dying a cheap death.

X-MAN IV - 2 July 2015

Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe or what a shame. All the sons and daughters who died for this beautiful Zimbabwe during the struggle are turning wherever they are lying. It pains some of us who experienced the liberation struggle and remember how our dear brothers and sisters died, and how we suffered during those painful war years! Mapfupa ani achamuka zvino, for who?

dollarman - 2 July 2015

Shasha yangu ndiGrace. No need to go about beating the bush. Yes kana zvichireva kuti maiMugabe vokanda zvibhakera kuti zvifambe muZimbabwe ndiyoyo. Kana zvichireva kuti vokanda chibhakera kuneavo vari corrupt,ndizwo. kana zwichireva kuti vochipodzera kuna Tomona ndinoti ini vatononoka: dayi ndiriini ndinesimba racho ndakamupa mbama kare Tomona. Rega vatonge amai ava nokuti harabwa dzose dziri muZanu hadzina Plan B yokumutsa nyika. Kune avo vanotipwetere, pwetere Mujuru pano,Mujuru apo muvhunzo wangu ndeuyu: makore mangani iye nemurume wake wainzi King maker vari muZanu vachilooter vachiparadza nyika ? Yes Grace may lack tactics but paaction ndizwo. Because of Grace the country is going to unwind from the moribund state it has been locked in for years. There is no formular for the action but one thing for sure is because of Grace the tree will be shaken. Famba naro bhora Gra - no turning back or listening kuzwitunha zwakafa kare.

Masamba Akareyo - Tanganda - 2 July 2015

sister vari straight. vanoda ma note book manobva vataurwa. hapana zveku tenderera tenderera. regai vaedzewo if she wants a hand at power. zviro zviyedzwa.

zvirozviyedzwa - 2 July 2015

God help us!

maida vale - 2 July 2015

So taking notes imply developmnt ? Taking notes frm Gucci abt shoping ? She thinks donating blankets is developmnt ? Thts pure poverty wn women rely on donations. The risk of sch subodination is to ever think tht anythn n evrythn tht proceeds out of the mouth of Grace is life wn infact experience has it both in memory n on record tht grace is but a minor rotten screw in a disintegrated public machine

Mufungiro angu - 2 July 2015

Kasukuwere (cabinet minister) says he is the biggest thug of all. Grace (fist lady) says she wants to beat up a prosecutor. Really? Is this what our leadership has become? Is this what our youngsters should emulate? What a shame.

Tonongo Tonongorai - 2 July 2015

if that is the case then zimbabwe will never progress. how can dull people sit and take notes from amai. first lady is not an economist and how can she advice for progress. the two VPs are useless

jackson 5 - 3 July 2015

if that is the case then zimbabwe will never progress. how can dull people sit and take notes from amai. first lady is not an economist and how can she advice for progress. the two VPs are useless

jackson 5 - 3 July 2015

if that is the case then zimbabwe will never progress. how can dull people sit and take notes from amai. first lady is not an economist and how can she advice for progress. the two VPs are useless

jackson 5 - 3 July 2015

if that is the case then zimbabwe will never progress. how can dull people sit and take notes from amai. first lady is not an economist and how can she advice for progress. the two VPs are useless

jackson 5 - 3 July 2015

if that is the case then zimbabwe will never progress. how can dull people sit and take notes from amai. first lady is not an economist and how can she advice for progress. the two VPs are useless

jackson 5 - 3 July 2015

if that is the case then zimbabwe will never progress. how can dull people sit and take notes from amai. first lady is not an economist and how can she advice for progress. the two VPs are useless

jackson 5 - 3 July 2015

if that is the case then zimbabwe will never progress. how can dull people sit and take notes from amai. first lady is not an economist and how can she advice for progress. the two VPs are useless

jackson 5 - 3 July 2015

if that is the case then zimbabwe will never progress. how can dull people sit and take notes from amai. first lady is not an economist and how can she advice for progress. the two VPs are useless

jackson 5 - 3 July 2015

if that is the case then zimbabwe will never progress. how can dull people sit and take notes from amai. first lady is not an economist and how can she advice for progress. the two VPs are useless

jackson 5 - 3 July 2015

if that is the case then zimbabwe will never progress. how can dull people sit and take notes from amai. first lady is not an economist and how can she advice for progress. the two VPs are useless

jackson 5 - 3 July 2015

if that is the case then zimbabwe will never progress. how can dull people sit and take notes from amai. first lady is not an economist and how can she advice for progress. the two VPs are useless

jackson 5 - 3 July 2015

As these two idiots report to this umfazi she will be standing as who ? who gave her all those powers bcoz she is not a govt worker . Now every one can see that we do not a proper govt in this country maubwe kuphela demety !!!!. To everybody out there especially reserves and maplazi never never give in to zanu threats and vote for them again just do not vote for them that is the way we can rebuild our country . They will be no war if zanu loss instead Mugabe will run away if he will be still alive . zanu is making you mabaransi obhare by making cheap threats to you and then you vote for them then they disappear and wait for next elections where they make other threats knowing you will give in just like kids . If zanu losses they will be no war and will have a chance as a nation to find out why Grace is now leading this country without being voted people to so .

Diibulaanyika - 3 July 2015

voted by people to do so

Diibulaanyika - 3 July 2015

be very careful or can i say extremely careful when you see a crocodile seeming to be under your control. we are talking of a guy who was the intelligence chieff (military intelligence) during the most volatile time in the country-liberation war. who ent on to be the first minister to superintend the security ministry. the guy who chairs JOC. Ngwena, and she relaxes thinking Ngwena is under her control???????? Vanoiziva vakaiona vanokwenyana, vanonyeruka. Zvino ava amai in her own senses think Emmerson is obeying her instructions!!! my foot. Te crocodile strikes right at the correct time and place and in seconds you will be history. Urikunyengererwa chete Dr kuti baba vasafe neBP otherwise ngwena haina izvozvo. be vary very careful

Madhisinyongoro kwete - 3 July 2015

They is no way that Munangagwa can be a threat to Grace bcoz she is the one who put him on that position every body knows that . While i do not know exactly who put Mpoko but Grace appointed Mnuangagwa . Being cruel does not main one is clever and Emerson is exactly like that very stupid but very very cruel no brains at all as soon as Mugabe dies as is going to happen not so far Emerson 's political career will be over . As for Mpoko he has no business in zanu bcoz of his language he is wasting his time . According to zanu all those from matebeleland have no brains and they must be deputies he is just there to enjoy perks finish and klaa .

Diibulaanyika - 3 July 2015

So the two goons take notes from Dr.Grace ? God save Zimbabwe

greasemonkey - 3 July 2015

Mai Mugabe ndizvo. its your time.

kennedy mlambo - 3 July 2015

Mai mai lapho katshana le kwa zvimba not in govt that is bull shiit

Diibulaanyika - 3 July 2015

Ngwena thinks he is being cunning and he will make her pay when he becomes president. To that I say HAHAHAHAHA. U changofa uine chigumbu because hausi kuzotonga nyika. Dr. Gucci vari kutotisemesa zvichitoita kuside kwavo. No one can do anything about it

Ndosvotwa Mhani - 3 July 2015

Ignorance still killing blacks the world over

ImGhost - 3 July 2015

Please Daily news dont give us garbage as news,give other many pertinet issues space

carson macate - 3 July 2015

I am amazed that many people did not know that Grace is the one ruling in Zimbabwe. Did mai Mujuru commit any crime when she was moved aside?? Was that not a sign of power? Do you think Mugabe in his right mind wanted Mujuru to go - the wife of a general who enabled Mugabe to be accepted by the guerrillas during the war? But because Grace wanted her to go - so it was. Do you think Mugabe at his age can command enough prowesses to run a country?? So if there is a gap, and Grace sees that Zimbos are infact a stupid lot despite all the education - she fills in the void. What was the reason of cloning a PHD for her? Exactly for country leadership. All of you just shut-up. You have such a paranoid fear of death, and yet you want Zim to be a heaven for you. Only dead people can go to heaven. So if you think your life is too precious to lose, then keep quiet more than a grave and let the VPs take notes, although you are allowed to laugh as to what really the notes will be about? I just cannot imagine any useful instruction.

Danai Pazvagozha - 3 July 2015

Is this woman in denial or what - she thinks she is running the country, and she thinks she has a doctorate! She's delusional - she actually thinks people respect her.

david taylor - 3 July 2015

Disgrace is following in the footsteps of Marie Antoinette

Gucci Bag - 3 July 2015

Amai's political position does not allow her to give advice to VPs and that is totally flouting protocol procedures.

Murambwa - 6 July 2015

Grace flexes her vaginal muscles!

neni - 6 July 2015

Ndiyo yacho

tete - 7 July 2015

@Gucci Bag, thnks for reminding about Marie Antoinette.

Big Meech Larry Hoover - 8 July 2015

gore rezvidzidzo na mai ma cde vachovakarwa Hondo vakunyoreswa ma notes kkkkkk shame shame shame matuzvi ka aya

mukanya - 8 July 2015

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