Grace attacks 'successionists'

HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe has said ambitious Zanu PF cadres angling to take over from President Robert Mugabe must eat “humble pie” and be content with their positions.

Addressing Zanu PF supporters who gathered for the party’s Harare Province Inter-District Conference that was held at the City Sports Centre yesterday, the powerful Grace also apologised for housing demolitions that had been undertaken by her husband’s government.

“Munhu kana wapihwa basa ingoita uri ipapo pauri. Ndopakaonekwa pakakodzera kuti uve ipapo. Pausina kunzi nevanhu garapo siyana nazvo. Simba rinobva kuvanhu (When people are appointed to certain positions, they should be content with those positions. Don’t angle for what people have not elected you for as power comes from the people).

“Vana vari kutukirira vachitaura zvavanoda vasinganzi stop it. Zvinoreva chii? (Youths are insulting their leaders but are not being reprimanded. What does that mean?),” she queried.

Grace, who is linked to a Zanu PF faction known by the moniker Generation 40 (G40), which is strongly opposed to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s mooted presidential ambitions, also said that those who are in power must act with the requisite decorum and avoid being pompous.

“Vamwe kungopihwa chete kuti position iyi avekutomera nyanga. Zvino nyanga idzodzo dzinodimburwa unonyarirepi. Unonyarirepi kana nyanga dzodimburwa? Shuwa wongoti two minutes wapihwa chinzvimbo, two minutes wabviswa? (Some become big-headed the moment they are given senior positions. Be careful that you will lose those positions),” she warned.

During her address, Grace also said Zanu PF was to blame for the suffering that was endured by people whose houses were indiscriminately demolished along the Airport Road in Harare earlier this year, in a move that left thousands of families stranded and homeless.

She further implored Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere to lead the proper planning of settlements, so that the controversial demolitions would not be repeated — whereby officials would leave people to build their homes and only move to demolish them after the completion of the construction of the houses.

“Let’s take the blame. Tiri kuvaka here musangano kana kuti tiri kuputsa musangano? (Are we building the party or we are destroying it by allowing this practice?).

“Hatidi kurwadzisana kusvika pakaoma pakadaro. Iwewe  munhu uri kukwara kwara uri kutengesa muriwo kuti uvake imba yako, mangwana yopunzwa, that’s unfair (We do not want to punish each other like that. People are struggling to raise money to build those houses that end up being demolished),” she added.

The First Lady also renewed her attacks on former vice president and now Zimbabwe People First interim leader, Joice Mujuru.

She said Mujuru must shut up, accusing Mugabe’s former deputy, of 10 years, of being a hypocrite and derisively describing those who support her as fools.

Comments (20)

Grace iwe ndiwe benzi.we support M ujuru koz she is better than Tateguru.

uth Maitano - 10 July 2016

Grace, what about those who get the jobs and do nothing and sleep on the job like clueless Robert Mugabe? They should relinguish those positions and let those who can do a better job take those positions.

Inyika - 10 July 2016

murujata hapana zvaunotaura nzenza ye mukadzi

matt bonds - 10 July 2016

Gire, the foolish ones are those that support a 93 year geriatric and expect him to fix the future for them.

Nyimo - 10 July 2016

Grace, BOB and Zanu PF are all like Pharoh of the bible. Evil hearted and thick headed. Wnen ever we plan for the next Demo, Please let it be a stay away of at least 3 days.

whitehorse - 10 July 2016

Imi amaizvamunotaura hamuzviziwi murume wenyu akura madii manodya mari iyoyo yakaunganidza siyayi matipa mamwe mamillions mamwe moenda kumarasia monodya zvenyu mudya ndigere ikoko at least peacefully ma red lines amurikutambira aya muchenjere amai vanhu havachakudai never dream kuti munopinda panyanga never ever chero mwana wenyu haapindi its total no to gushungos saka reads this very red line murume venyu ane nharo tomuziwa asi patasvika apa ne age yawo mumakata and if he falls all of you are exposed do not get surprised district chairman iyeye one day achakuti handikuziwi,mapurisa kana masoldiers iwayo ukawati fire kana kuti sungai wanhu vakakuudza kuti isu hatchapindiri zvionere...do not wait such thing to happen hapana achachada murume wako .murume wako 40 years achitraya achitadza zvakona ...muendamberi he must try other areas isu hatichadi we are sick and tired....now we are looking for candidate who must tast himselve in building this nation...openning of industries.full time commmercial farming,,all sector revamp....compansation of gukurahundi victims,compansation of victims of operation murambatsvina,healling the whole nation and other areas which can set a new pace inorder to build zimbabwe from kona to kona at the same time improving our PR WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD is you husband able to do this ....IT A BIG NO....SO.....WHY DO YOU NEED TO FORCE MATTERS............WE NEED a new candidate mama.......REQUEST A TRANSITIONAL ARRANGMENT IN 5DAYS TIME ITS BETTER FOR YOU AND ZIMBABWE. AMEN.

dofo - 10 July 2016

Imi amaizvamunotaura hamuzviziwi murume wenyu akura madii manodya mari iyoyo yakaunganidza siyayi matipa mamwe mamillions mamwe moenda kumarasia monodya zvenyu mudya ndigere ikoko at least peacefully ma red lines amurikutambira aya muchenjere amai vanhu havachakudai never dream kuti munopinda panyanga never ever chero mwana wenyu haapindi its total no to gushungos saka reads this very red line murume venyu ane nharo tomuziwa asi patasvika apa ne age yawo mumakata and if he falls all of you are exposed do not get surprised district chairman iyeye one day achakuti handikuziwi,mapurisa kana masoldiers iwayo ukawati fire kana kuti sungai wanhu vakakuudza kuti isu hatchapindiri zvionere...do not wait such thing to happen hapana achachada murume wako .murume wako 40 years achitraya achitadza zvakona ...muendamberi he must try other areas isu hatichadi we are sick and tired....now we are looking for candidate who must tast himselve in building this nation...openning of industries.full time commmercial farming,,all sector revamp....compansation of gukurahundi victims,compansation of victims of operation murambatsvina,healling the whole nation and other areas which can set a new pace inorder to build zimbabwe from kona to kona at the same time improving our PR WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD is you husband able to do this ....IT A BIG NO....SO.....WHY DO YOU NEED TO FORCE MATTERS............WE NEED a new candidate mama.......REQUEST A TRANSITIONAL ARRANGMENT IN 5DAYS TIME ITS BETTER FOR YOU AND ZIMBABWE. AMEN.

dofo - 10 July 2016

But everyone loves Unkie Bob cuz he is so sweet and kind !

Cape Traverse Observer - 10 July 2016

Her daughter travels all the to Singapore to give birth.

Slim Cat - 11 July 2016

ZVINONZWIKWA NANI IZVI

Todii Isu - 11 July 2016

she is right to give birth in Singapore because there are no doctors in Zimbabwe. Munoti vanopenga here vaMugabe kuti mwana wavo abetserwe muno musina zvipatara. Ini hama dzangu dzinozvarira munzira bez the nearest health clinic is 9 kms away. Isu tine kodzero rokuzvarwa muroad. THIS IS TRULY 'SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST'

todii isu - 11 July 2016

grace mbavha

paradzayi - 11 July 2016

Why attack Mujuru, stupid idiot, she has done nothing wrong , so why the attck on her, is Grace feeling threatened

sherpard - 11 July 2016

IMI AMAI IMI MAKAMBOTSIGA MVURA TEN KILOMETERS KUBVA KU CHIBHORANI NENYAYA YEKUTI COUNCIL YAVHARA MVURA. mAKAMBOMIRA MU QUE YEMUBANK MAKAMBORAPWA KU GOMO HERE MAKAMBOFAMBA MASVINGO ROAD NE BHAZI HUSIKU. nO I DINT THINK SO SO DONT PRETEND YOU KNOW NHAMO DZEVANHU COZ U DONT

josphat - 11 July 2016

Grace is clueless the more she is allowed to talk the more she divides people she reminds me of Jezebel, one day you will fall to the ground. always remember people do not forget

#tirikumberi - 11 July 2016

kkkkkk you are saying people who follow Mujuru are fools, what about those follow you? You husband instructed the destruction of the Airport houses and you are saying the decision was evil, what are you saying? I feel pit to people who listen to you.

Hapana Hapana - 11 July 2016

Manyautsa mukanwa chembere kurota ichiyamwa veduwe. Dr. Amai is taking her day dreaming to another level. She is dreaming of becoming the future president of Zimbabwe! Oh my goodness! Isu vanhu veZimbabwe we do not want anything that will remind us of the dark 36 years we endured under the stewardship of her "ancestor" of a husband. She will never rule this country and the sooner she acknowledges this the better. Being foul mouthed will only earn her more enemies than there already are.

Mabhengeza - 11 July 2016

enough is enough ngano dzenyu taneta nadzo this time endai munoudza zvichembere kumusha pamwe zvingasekawo zvikakanganwa nhamo yamurikuzvipa. this time tajamukaaaaa.

chopiroooo - 11 July 2016

Grace shut uuuuup!

Dakarai - 11 July 2016

very educative,magona

simba makoni - 13 July 2016

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