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Zimbabwe

Grace Ntombizodwa Mugabe

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


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The year of leaving dangerously

Its growth will to some extent depend on how active a role the President's wife Grace Marufu Mugabe intends to play: it's believed that the cabinet seat for Women's Affairs has been earmarked for her...

The provincial foot-soldiers here were the Women's League (increasingly loyal to Grace Mugabe) and the rather young war veterans' groups formed under the auspices of Chris Mutsvangwa who has been rewarded with the newly created Veterans ministerial portfolio (AC Vol 55 No 9 Scramble for the top)...


Exit Mujuru, enter Mnangagwa

Mujuru was accused of using witchcraft plotting to take power to assassinate the President – in league with the United States – and other heinous crimes most vocally by Grace Mugabe who now heads the ZANU-PF Women's League (AC Vol 55 No 21 Doctors at large)...

Mujuru's position as president-in-waiting changed dramatically with the entry of Grace Mugabe into front-line politics this year...

Grace Mugabe's vitriolic rhetoric against Mujuru is now seen as the dressing on the top of the purge...


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...


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