Grace's deputy deployed to ANC WL congress

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace, who is the women’s league secretary, has snubbed an invite to attend a women’s league national congress by South Africa’s ruling ANC this week.

Instead, Grace’s deputy in the Zanu PF women’s league, Eunice Nomthandazo Sandi-Moyo, who is also the minister of State for Provincial Affairs for Bulawayo, will attend on her behalf.

While the Zanu PF women’s league spokesperson Monica Mutsvangwa was unreachable for comment yesterday, sources said the Zanu PF wing had already communicated to the ANC women’s league president Angie Motshekga that Sandi-Moyo will act as Grace’s proxy at the congress.

Motshekga, who had invited Grace, had earlier told the South African Broadcasting Corporation: “We have only invited former liberation movements like Zanu PF.

“So we expect Grace Mugabe to come and we also expect Frelimo (Mozambican ruling party) to come.”

She emphasised: “It is only former liberation movements that we have invited to come.

“Some of them, even if they are not in government, we invited them politically because they are former friends of the ANC.”

Insiders said the decision to deploy Sandi-Moyo was to avert Grace’s propensity to put her foot in her mouth.

“Amai’s agile mind comes with a loose tongue that cannot always be properly restrained,” one official said, adding she was a sucker for a microphone and was notorious for veering off prepared speeches and shooting from the hip.

Diplomatic relations  between the neighbouring countries have been strained by the recent outbreak of xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals, including Zimbabweans, in South Africa, with Mugabe openly protesting the slow handling of the chaos.

Comments (6)

Well, if they wanted Grace, they should have just had the conference in Dubai or France. She would have attended.

UnBanked - 7 August 2015

Grace's fake Doctorate will be exposed and besides speaking Shonglish she will be an embarassment to the President,by her failure grasp simple rules of etiquette.An empty vessel and rasping motormouth herself she masks her stupidity by insulting opposition members.

Guranyanga - 7 August 2015

Guranyanga my brother there is nothing special about speaking English but there is something great about speaking well your Shona,Ndebele,Kalanga,Ndau etc as that shows our identity.Ones failure to communicate in foreign language eloquently does not scrap off merits.Now about her behaviour and poltical perception is another story

carson macate - 8 August 2015

@Carson Macotte, Guranyanga might have missed a point but the truth is that Grace is NOT FLUENT either in Shona, Ndebele or English. Her "Stop It" mantra is so childish and hollow. No wonder the is not travelling to South Africa for that country's Women's League Conference.

Mimi - 10 August 2015

Tibvirei apa. Imwi makazvarwa muchitaura chirungu. Grace Mugabe for President. She is open she calls a spade a spade. Stop It!

Ngwekazi - 12 August 2015

Tibvirei apa. Imwi makazvarwa muchitaura chirungu. Grace Mugabe for President. She is open she calls a spade a spade. Stop It!

Ngwekazi - 12 August 2015

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