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Grace Ntombizodwa Mugabe

Date of Birth: 23 July 1965
Place of Birth: Benoni, South Africa


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The defenestration of Mujuru

They have plied First Lady Grace Mugabe with a diet of misinformation designed to exploit her fear of what will happen to her family when the old man finally goes...

Apart from Mujuru there are three other possibilities to fill the female quota in the party's Praesidium: Grace Mugabe Oppah Muchinguri and Senate President Edna Madzongwe...

The only remotely elected body in the party structure would then be the 300-member Central Committee and the weekend showed that up for what it is worth: the provincial Women's Leagues were purged of Mujuru loyalists when Grace Mugabe first threw her hat in the ring (AC Vol 55 No 21 Doctors at large)...


MDC can't exploit ZANU-PF splits

The opposition benches greeted the entrance of the President's wife Grace Mugabe with jeers and hisses...

Meanwhile Grace Mugabe intoxicated by her apparent success in getting six of the ten provinces to pass no-confidence votes in their chairpersons after her first tour is reportedly considering another this one aimed at the lower party structures...


Party strife draws in white businesses

Yet as Grace Mugabe gradually eclipses Mujuru ZANU-PF's two major factions are pressuring white Zimbabweans to declare for one side or the other...

Her ally the party Secretary for Administration and acting Finance Secretary Didymus Mutasa had been condemned by an angry Grace Mugabe for failing to raise cash for the smooth conduct of the Youth League Congress held before that of the Women's League (AC Vol 55 No 16 Coup de Grace)...


Doctors at large

Dr Grace Mugabe and Dr Joice Mujuru graduated together with PhDs from the University of Zimbabwe in September and were capped by President Robert Mugabe in his role as Chancellor at the same ceremony...

Dr Mujuru's was a workmanlike thesis the fruit of the required several years' research while Dr Grace Mugabe's was apparently of such unsurpassed brilliance that her studies took her only three months before she made the grade (AC Vol 55 No 20 From Russia with love)...


From Russia with love

On the next day it was off to New York accompanied by the newly capped Dr Grace Mugabe PhD to avoid the fracas with US immigration of previous years...

Grace Mugabe née Marufu's fast-track doctorate in 3 months rather than 3 years has sparked a controversy which still goes on...


Mice at play

President Robert Mugabe's movements are always top secret and the first indication of his four-day trip to Beijing was a picture of himself and Grace Mugabe being seen off at Harare Airport on 31 August...


Women and children first

Vice-President Mujuru gained some ground in the Youth League but the imposition of the First Lady Grace Mugabe as the new leader of the Women's League has upset both Mujuru's and Mnangagwa's calculations (AC Vol 55 No 16 Coup de Grace)...

The emergence of Grace Mugabe as leader creates complications for the main factions but douses the tensions that had been building up in the preceding weeks including rumours of kidnapping of rivals...

Muchinguri stood down which was part of the plan for Grace Mugabe's accession while Olivia Muchena (the Mujuru candidate) made a tactical withdrawal...

New force to be reckoned withGrace Mugabe's acceptance speech lacked her husband's Delphic ambiguities...

In order to block Mujuru the Mnangagwa camp had to surrender key positions to a third force (Grace Mugabe) which in turn could become the nucleus of a new faction...


The science of summitry

When the EU held its Africa summit in March Angola Mozambique and South Africa boycotted it because Brussels officials would not give a visa to Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe to attend with her husband...


Coup de Grace

The nomination of Grace Mugabe for the leadership of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front's Women's League has put the cat among the party pigeons...

The First Lady's nomination to head the League was co-ordinated by Senate President Edna Madzongwe who helped organise the bussing of branch leaders from around the country to Grace Mugabe's ever-expanding Mazowe estate north of Harare...

Once they had put it forward Grace Mugabe's nomination had to be announced by Muchinguri who then had to follow her leader Mnangagwa's earlier example by falling on her sword...

Should anyone have that honour it is now more likely to be the 49-year-old Grace Mugabe...


Seized farms haunt ZANU-PF

' Grace Mugabe built a multi-million dollar orphanage and boarding school at Iron Mask Farm expropriated from John and Eva Matthews under the Land Reform Programme in 2002...


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