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Zimbabwe

Grace Ntombizodwa Mugabe

Date of Birth: 23/07/1965
Place of Birth: South Africa


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Bye-bye unity

Backed by ZANU-PF political commissar Saviour 'Tyson' Kasukuwere, banker Terence Mukupe won the party primary but when First Lady Grace Mugabe, an increasingly important figure in the party, favoured the losing candidate, Mavis Gumbo, the nomination court acquiesced...


Bye any means

Before First Lady Grace Mugabe's rumoured indisposition, her faction of ZANU-PF was confidently touting her as a bye-election candidate, which would be followed by elevation to the cabinet...

The congress coup in December and the emergence of Grace Mugabe as a force was supposed to have put an end to ZANU-PF factionalism between Mujuru and Mnangagwa (AC Vol 55 No 25, Exit Mujuru, enter Mnangagwa)...


The mighty fall

However, Grace Mugabe's crude political interventions in internal party affairs are not helping him...

The nine-member panel was awaiting the return of Grace Mugabe, a key member of that board...

The ascendance of Grace Mugabe makes the police hesitate to enforce the law and has cowed the politicians...

A cabinet reshuffle is in the offing and, if Grace Mugabe's influence is crudely furthered in new ministerial appointments, the ranks of the disgruntled could swell...


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)...


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