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Zimbabwe politicians warned against attacking Mugabe's wife

By Sapa-AFP | Aug 28, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 37 ]

President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party on Thursday warned party members against bad-mouthing the veteran leader's wife, following her shock entry into politics.

"I must warn the party leadership at every level, not to use the media to abuse the First Lady's name for whatever reason," Simon Khaya Moyo, ZANU-PF chairperson said in a statement.

"The First Family must be respected at all times."

Grace Mugabe, a 49-year-old former typist, was recently nominated as chair of ZANU-PF's powerful women's league.

Her appointment - which is considered a foregone conclusion - will come at a crunch party meeting in December that will also decide if Mugabe continues at the party's helm.

Mugabe has been in power for close to 34 years, but at 90-years-old, potential successors have begun jockeying for power in anticipation of his eventual exit.

Ahead of the December conference two factions, led by Vice President Joice Mujuru and Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, are vying for seats and voting power.

Behind the scenes, some party officials have expressed unease about Grace's new roll.

Mugabe is likely to again be anointed as party leader, but the division of posts within the party's ruling politburo could be crucial in deciding who succeeds him.

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maneater

well what new, we also have a women's league right here led by eseless Magogo's!

Aug 28, 2014 2:8 | 3 replies

maneater

correction:well what new, we also have a women's league right here led by Useless Magogo's!

Aug 28, 2014 2:9 | 0 replies

Mshovekahle

The First Family must be respected at all times." xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Meaning zuma and his wives must be respected for looting tax payers money

Aug 28, 2014 2:14 | 0 replies

Mosquer

Wena maneater o rata profile tša go ba le bo demon man!

Aug 28, 2014 3:3 | 0 replies

Guptanistan1

"The First Family must be respected at all times." I never heard so much BS in a long time, evidence that Mugabe is becoming senile!!!

Aug 28, 2014 2:15 | 0 replies
Aug 28, 2014 2:18 | 0 replies

MommaC

Is she still boinking the finance minister?

Aug 28, 2014 2:20 | 1 replies

Guptanistan1

Tjo this Grace knows where to invest her wares, lol she bonks the one who holds purse strings lol

Aug 28, 2014 2:58 | 0 replies

Mshovekahle

Mugabe has been in power for close to 34 years, but at 90-years-old, potential successors have begun jockeying for power in anticipation of his eventual exit xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Mugabe is a going to be a President for life in Zimbabwe same as Malema here , We cant afford to make another liabilty a president . Malema party is more than one year old but all the positions are occupied by him . He is the President , Deputy , SG , Treasure and Pres of EFF youth league . We cant afford to take a risk of making dictaor in making a president because our country will go down the dogs further . That boy is the one who brought us this zuma

Aug 28, 2014 2:21 | 1 replies

mgijimi

The article is about Mugabe and Zanu-pf, you have a tendency of losing focus after mid day ndiyakuqaphela

Aug 28, 2014 2:42 | 2 replies

Mshovekahle

Mugabe is the same as Malema

Aug 28, 2014 2:43 | 1 replies

draaksteker

Mugabe is much more intelligent.

Sep 04, 2014 9:25 | 0 replies

Mshovekahle

Go and check ur self and Robin X on Hard to get story

Aug 28, 2014 2:44 | 1 replies

mgijimi

Lol hay andikho pha mna bro, futhi nexhego is not there

Aug 28, 2014 3:4 | 0 replies

eisenherz

the end is near for that lot

Aug 28, 2014 2:26 | 0 replies

VENDALIOUS

I know a certain old blogger here who is really into Zim chicks.

Aug 28, 2014 2:35 | 3 replies

BOKKER

Its actually the Zimchicks that are into older guys. Because they are better in bed and don't steal the housekeeping money in the morning.

Aug 28, 2014 2:37 | 1 replies

Guptanistan1

@Bokker dating an older men is for security (less likely competition) or financial gains, nothing about good sex, besides how do you determine what is good sex from a woman's perspective? considering that stats/surveys show that women have been 'putting' up/out in order to keep things peaceful.

Aug 28, 2014 2:57 | 2 replies

BOKKER

Ok on the surveys but I see you do not disagree about the housekeeping money.Case closed. LOVVVVVVVL

Aug 28, 2014 6:9 | 0 replies

defacto69

Guptanistan1, who gives a shit if the sex is good for woman (whores)If they 'putting' up/out - who cares, they are and always will be just commodity for Men, get over it

Aug 30, 2014 11:46 | 0 replies

mgijimi

Please repscect old people Venda

Aug 28, 2014 2:42 | 1 replies

VENDALIOUS

What is repscect? I told you can't keep commenting on Sowetanlive using that blackberry of yours, rather focus on mxit,watssap na facebook.

Aug 28, 2014 2:54 | 1 replies

mgijimi

blackberry my foot, I told its apple ipad, I meant respect

Aug 28, 2014 3:6 | 0 replies

comorade_mavuka

Kwaaaa ..who is that old blogger my bosss

Aug 28, 2014 2:47 | 0 replies

BOKKER

I will never respect a Zimbozanian if they put up with this shrit. She is being parachuted into dictatorship

Aug 28, 2014 2:35 | 2 replies

mgijimi

She cannot be president, his hubby is dying soon and party members cannot allow that after Bob dies

Aug 28, 2014 2:43 | 2 replies

BOKKER

Doc Jimi its all about the money. If they cant replace Bob with someone else they will stuff him and pretend that he lives. Like poor old Madiba

Aug 28, 2014 2:56 | 0 replies

TheNextPresidentOfSA

Unfortunately they might allow it, for using her connection. But history told us, that when you a dictator when u die all the riches you had will evaporates like fog in the morning sun

Aug 28, 2014 2:57 | 0 replies

Guptanistan1

Zimbaweans are naturally born traitors and sellouts, I read that one of their ambassadors at the end of her term in OZ she requested asylum, the Zimbabweans have made name of themselves of talking down/bad their country in UK in order to be considered for refugee status,they are users who prey on others sympathies, and they will ride on that sympathy for all its worth and they know ONLY too well how to manipulate situations for their gains (financially and otherwise) even in SA they are the most complaining so called refugees/immigrants, economy parasites who always need a 'job' ie a host to leach on

Aug 28, 2014 3:2 | 1 replies

BOKKER

YIRRRRRRRRRRRRR sesie. Ethnocist much?????? nx nx nx nx nx

Aug 28, 2014 6:13 | 0 replies

Mshovekahle

I hate dictators with passion

Aug 28, 2014 2:45 | 0 replies

TheNextPresidentOfSA

"The First Family must be respected at all times." +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Whether first or last family. RESPECT IS EARNED, you cannot impose it. It will never stick.

Aug 28, 2014 2:55 | 1 replies

Guptanistan1

one has to be fully demented to say what Mugabe is reported to have said,

Aug 28, 2014 3:5 | 0 replies

kukuyalethosa1

The idiot is trying to buy Mugabe's face. That old horse is dying and trying to impress him won't make much difference much longer.

Aug 28, 2014 3:16 | 0 replies