Grace is an angel: MP

HARARE - Zanu PF MP for Harare South, Shadreck Mashayamombe, has taken bootlicking to new levels by describing First Lady Grace Mugabe as an angel sent by God to help long-suffering Zimbabweans realise their full potential.

Speaking to party supporters in his constituency last week, Mashayamombe — one of the most vocal supporters of Grace — said it is no wonder that the governing party settled for the first lady to be the women’s league boss.

“Leaders are chosen by God and we were given....Amai by the heavens, she is the one who will end all the suffering and I believe that with people like her Zimbabwe is in safe hands. To me she is like an angel and I believe in her,” said a grovelling Mashayamombe.

Since making a grand entry into the tumultuous political playing field, Grace has divided public opinion — with her opponents describing her as divisive while her supporters regard her as a strategist and philanthropist ever ready to serve the people.

Mashayamombe — who has been holding constituency engagement meetings in his Harare South — told the residents of the sprawling suburb of Retreat that he was not aware of the existence of any faction in Zanu PF especially at the grassroots level.

“We have heard that there are factions in Zanu PF but what I would like to tell the leadership is that on the ground we are united, we are not being led by anyone but the leadership that was chosen by our president.

“We have one centre of power and that is President Robert Mugabe, anyone who wants to challenge him we will show him that Harare doesn’t tolerate dissent,” said Mashayamombe.

Zanu PF is divided along two factions, one led by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the Generation 40 (G40) faction that is packed with people opposed to the VP presidential ambitions.

“We are going to make sure that we will contribute the highest number towards the one million-man march. As Harare South, we will make a statement and make sure that we are the largest. Anyone who will try to stand in our way will be flattened by the might of the people,” said Mashayamombe.

The march organised by the governing party’s youth league has yet again left Zanu PF divided as some elements in the Team Lacoste faction have been spiritedly resisting the planned procession that will be held on Wednesday.

But Mashayamombe said anyone opposed to the march is against the leadership of Mugabe, who has been in power since 1980.

“There are some people who want to stop the march, why? We are not going to tolerate successionists to destabilise the party.

“Look, they are attacking the commissar (Saviour Kasukuwere). Isn’t that a direct attack on the president who appointed him?” asked Mashayamombe.

The belligerent politician, who is also Zanu PF Harare province political commissar, also brought officials from Harare municipality to help in the regularisation of stands in the area and is also working towards bringing electricity and sewerage to the area.

Comments (18)

vamwe vanhu veduwe. Nehanda Nyakasikana Kuchazove riiko tichidzvanyigwa, mweya unoera. Kuchazove riiniko tichisvetewa ropa nemhandu idzi.

Ndugu - 22 May 2016

Of course it's not surprising, he is not aware of his responsibilities as a national legislature, but to boot lick members of the first family.Could a country develop when it is having legislators of this calibre who spend most of their time reciting phrases of praising members of the first family which trust service delivery institutions of foreign lands.

Gen. Spinola - 22 May 2016

@gen.spinola,the woman is top stuff,she has a phd from the esteemed unizim and is a wellknown philanthropist,speaking the truth about her should not be mistaken for bootlicking,whilst other first ladies spend their time shopping,she will be with opharns in mazowe

truth - 22 May 2016

People who pray to dead people like you do are part of the reason we are in this mess @ Ndungu

Ndosvotwa Mhani - 22 May 2016

the boy mashayamombe does not have a choice! its either lick the boot or the boot will kick yu; and the 'wise' option is obvious otherwise 'its cold out there' kkkkkk!

SaManyika Chaiye - 22 May 2016

Let's watch and see if Zimbabweans will get your brand of humour

Ndosvotwa Mhani - 22 May 2016

Samanyika do you know the meaning of the word "wisdom"?

Ndosvotwa Mhani - 22 May 2016

yes, i know!

SaManyika Chaiye - 22 May 2016

@truth stop putting the UZ institution in disrepute. she squized a phd out of Levi Nyagura (the VC).who was he to say no to the wife of his boss

veritas - 22 May 2016

At least you should value the newsprint! Mad man are always with us. Mutare, Masvingo road is littered with potholes, check the bottomless pits Zinara is sinking our monies!

Augustine Zingwe - 22 May 2016

@truth shame people like you are why we are where we are right now. It takes years to obtain a PHD, Doctor Amai 's is full of controversy it took days so they say. Having said that I am embarrassed that she is the mother of the nation cause of her actions her speech, the party can boot lick all they want they can oppress us all they want but one day one day zvichapera, They were given the greatest gift ever to make a change for the greater good to represent black leadership and well look where we are. Amai vanobatanidza mhuri not cause zvibato. And you are right God appoints leaders and it is God we look to, to make a change for us, WAKE UP ZIMBABWE

critic - 23 May 2016

Not all leaders are GOD chosen but in many instances GOD allows trickery to reign so as to shame and expose the beneficiaries of such trickery. Firstly Mashayamombe played down the issue of factions within the party but later in his own words he contradicts himself by making reference to successionists.What a liar.They lick but can't smell.What a shame.

nyongolo - 23 May 2016

@truth - a Phd is earned, hers was given. She's not Phd material. She said it herself by declaring "a degree is a piece of paper". This statement reveals it all. Working with orphans does not make one "top stuff" as you put it. Its difficult to bootlick with your mouth closed and brain working - its usually mouth open and brain closed!

Sagitarr - 23 May 2016

Looks like this guy has lost the cows because he lacks a brain to look after them...he should be renamed to Mushayamusoro

Galore 123 - 23 May 2016

I doubt if this idiot Mashayamombe has children...if he has kids then one wonders what he teaches his kids!!! This country has quite a bit of clowns, beginning with Bob himself, DisGrace and a lot more in ZANU PF

gamuchirayi - 23 May 2016

@gamuchirayi; the boy has kids! i think one of the kids is also in the youth ligi. it baffles how a father & a son can both be in the youth ligi !!him and his kids are all yutz & thats zanu fo yu!

SaManyika Chaiye - 23 May 2016


Tapiwa Nyika - 25 May 2016

If leaders are God given ,why do you deny the people's will every time we choose our rightful candidates during the so-called general elections? Mashayamombe you are an idiot. Why is it that you speak like you have never heard of blasphemy? That's the reason why you always resort to violence whenever you launch campaign rallies because you have been brainwashed by the chaotic Zanu Pf fronted by the clueless old man Robert Mugabe who always view diverging views as a plot to wrestle power from him as if he was told by the Almighty GOD that he has been granted dominion over every humans within Zimbabwe boundaries. The reason for us to choose our preferred leadrs does not fall within what believe is right, that's the reason why we always reject you during elections because you are cruel.

sukaihari nyamasvisva - 26 May 2016

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