Grace solidarity march slammed

HARARE - War veterans and opposition parties yesterday poured scorn on the planned solidarity march with  First Lady Grace Mugabe scheduled for Harare today, after she whipped a South African model with an electric cord who was waiting with two friends in a luxury hotel suite to meet one of her adult sons.

Today’s demonstration, organised by a faction of war veterans under the leadership of Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister Mandi Chimene, comes after police on Tuesday banned an opposition demo against Grace, aimed at protesting the South African government’s decision to grant her diplomatic immunity. Opposition youths had planned to picket the South African Embassy in Harare but the march was proscribed by police.

Efforts to get comment from police spokesperson Charity Charamba yesterday whether today’s march had been sanctioned were futile as she was not answering her mobile phone, but the demonstrators said the action had been okayed by police.

A rival war veterans group said it was foolish for anyone to organise a rally in support of a criminal.

“I don’t know if this is of any value to long-suffering Zimbabwe. You are talking about a person who has done something wrong but I don’t want to talk about that,” Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) secretary-general Victor Matemadanda said.

“People like Mandi and (her deputy George) Mlala should remember that there is a court order that bars them from representing war veterans. This is a bogus group that has no membership. The membership of the Mandi group is just made of family as the real representatives of war veterans we have no reason to have a solidarity meeting or march.

“I can tell from experience that the money they are using comes from government and not the party. They are abusing taxpayers money,” fumed Matemadanda.

The Chimene group have said they will converge at Zanu PF national headquarters today for the controversial solidarity meeting with Grace.

According to Mlala, the march will see Zanu PF supporters from across the country meeting in Harare.

Obert Gutu, spokesperson of the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC, said instead of organising a so-called solidarity rally in support of Grace, Chimene and others of her ilk should actually be organising a demonstration against violence meted by Grace against a girl child.

“Where, in the decent and normal world, would you get a solidarity march being organised in support of a violent and aggressive bully?

“Chimene doesn’t sound like she is in control of her faculties. She must be smoking something very hazardous to her brain,” Gutu said, blasting the police for okaying the march.

“Of course, the ZRP has been reduced into a partisan and thoroughly unprofessional appendage of Zanu PF. It boggles the mind why the ZRP refused the opposition permission to organise a march against Grace Mugabe’s violent tantrums and savage beating of Gabriella Engels. Zimbabwe is now a full-fledged banana republic that is run by an old despot whose wife has got an explosive and irrational temperament,” said Gutu.

Nera publicity director and Progressive Democrats of Zimbabwe policy secretary Davis Mukushwa said justice should be served for all who have been abused by Grace under the guise of diplomatic immunity.

“When Nera youth leaders were summoned by the police after requesting permission to demonstrate against Grace, they were interrogated and mocked for two hours. They were even advised to never attempt to march against her. If nobody gets to demand justice for her actions while outside the country, who will even demand the same justice for the farmers of Manzou (farm seized by Grace)?” he asked rhetorically.

Comments (8)

This is the most stupid and absurd demonstration of idiocy ever shown by anyone in Zimbabwe. We always suspected that some people in this country were insane but never did we think it would be this much!!! To think that any sane person or group of people would sink so low and stage a solidarity march for Dr DisGrace is truly beyond belief. It is hard enough to stomach the fact that Zanu PF plans to have the then 94 year old Robert Mugabe as its presidential candidate in 2018, but this????

MR COOPER - 30 August 2017

I see these people like Chimene signing in Mugabe`s and grace`s wills that the day these two caricatures die they will kill themselvesand their families in mourning. Now I understand why Grace and Bob behave the waythey do: vakazviwanira zvipukanana zvavo muZimbabwe. Smith paakati not in a thousand years akanga avona vekwaChimene avo vakatakura matemhe asina chinhu. Its beyond any human imagination: demonstrating in solidarity that it was good that Grace committed a criminal offence. I think we are now at the point whereby we should no long watch our country being abused by these idiots. They have to be dealt with now once and for good.

Masamba Akareyo - Tanganda - 30 August 2017

That Chimene really needs psyco evaluation. Coming all the way from our beloved Mutare with this stinking BS! Ooh my Lord, why have you cursed us this much? But let your will be done, for they do not know what they are doing.

jr - 30 August 2017

Dunder head Mandi Chimene, cuming all the way frm our province to do this barbaric march in support of a criminal who makes the whole country suffer for the past 3 decades-rubbish, we wl not accept this G40 in Manicaland-come 2018, if they deny Mnangagwa to lead, we will vote Morgan Tsvangirai to be president not Sekeramayi or Grace, never ever

Prof Tackura@University of South Africa - 30 August 2017

Why don't they hold the solidarity march in SA. Cowards.

Yohwe - 30 August 2017

We cannot be a country that is run on the terms of a hure, a criminal is mobilising the gullible like Chimene to make the whole country look like a zoo of fools. Never ! This has to end. We have had enough of you Grace. That you sleep with Mugabe doesnot give you the leeway to abuse our country , to abuse us. NO ! You have crossed the red line.

Dynamite - 30 August 2017

I'm so glad that I have learned how to trade full time in just 2 weeks. Just Google Superior Trading System I can assure that these guys can take good care of you just like they took care of me.

meeltrippe - 31 August 2017

Karma is coming for the organless, brainless, retarded, demented bed wench. Grace time, like her walking Zombie husband time is coming to an end. And it will not be nice for them. What comes about, goes around. And the Shit they have put on Zimbabwe will be reaped by their children and generations to come. It is always nice to know that our Ancestors will deliver and pain they will not soon forget. Are their really black devils. Yes, they are. Bob and the flying bat of a wife. Just smell the sulfur every time they are near.

Piankhi - 31 August 2017

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