With the assistance of her husband, President Robert Mugabe, they take turns to slam Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his partners, blaming them for being traitorous and lying about factionalism inside the decision party.
The long-serving Mugabe supporter, is under attack from an opponent group fronted by First Lady Grace Mugabe. The gathering, prominently known as G40, is pushing to remove Mnangagwa earlier or by December for moving to succeed his manager, despite the fact that Mnangagwa has been opposing the weight. However, Mugabe’s immediate involvement has moved the parities of energy, leaving Mnangagwa powerless as the 93-year-old is under developing weight from his better half and her G40 partners.
Now Grace Mugabe is reportedly plotting a “final push” to oust Mnangagwa at the forthcoming elective congress in December, as the battle to succeed her ageing husband intensifies.
Here are ten instances in which she attacked Mnangagwa:
Mnangagwa started a storm when he appeared holding a coffee mug inscribed “I am the boss”.
1. “I know that Mnangagwa is the leader of Team Lacoste; why are you remaining quiet when your people are insulting the presidency? Some youths are being expelled from the party for indiscipline and you are being seen together at your house drinking tea and beer with them and that is not right. We get angry when we see such things.”
Mnangagwa, currently feeling the heat from a rival faction within the ruling party, recently fell ill during a rally, fuelling speculation that he had been poisoned. His sympathisers claimed he had been poisoned through ice cream made by President Robert Mugabe’s Gushungo Dairies.
2. “How can I prepare one cup of ice cream and put poison to kill Mnangagwa. I am the wife of the President, who is Mnangagwa on this earth? Who is he? Who can kill the other in this situation, I want to ask, what do I need from him?”
First Lady Grace Mugabe described Mnangagwa as a nobody, whom she will not bother to poison.
3. “I am the wife of Mugabe, the President, I’m the first lady and Mnangagwa is a nobody. He was employed by my husband.”
4. “There are some who think that because they fought in the war to liberate the country, their war credentials give them the right to do what they want. Are you the only one who fought in that war? You can’t like the president and hate his wife. Its impossible.”
5. “Anyone who was with Mugabe in 1980 has no right to tell him he is old. If you want Mugabe to go, then you leave together. You also have to leave. Then we take over because we were not there in 1980.”
Grace Mugabe suggests Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is a womaniser.
6.“My husband is someone who is very disciplined when it comes to women. He is not a bambazonke (grab everything) type, never ever. He keeps me and me alone.”
Grace also said she would not bow down to Mnangagwa’s allies threatening to stage a coup if Mugabe chooses another candidate to succeed him.
7. “By saying these statements (threatening a coup) you should be locked up but just that President Mugabe is a lenient person because in other countries you would be languishing in prison.”.
8.”We don’t like people who go around threatening people that if their preferred candidate or Mnangagwa is not elevated to the presidency, we will shoot you. Kill if you can, why aren’t you?”
Grace Mugabe says President Mugabe is irreplaceable.
9. “You are irreplaceable president, you will rule from your grave at the Heroes Acre because you are a uniting force for us.”
Many Zimbabweans fear a continuation of the Mugabe dynasty, especially in the form of the president’s scandal-prone wife.
10. “They say I want to be President. Why not? Am I not a Zimbabwean?”
Grace Mugabe, is now the topic of serious debate among political commentators. Most view her potential political rise with a mixture of puzzlement and worry.