Zimbabwe Chiefs Back First Lady's Power Bid

Traditional leaders have moved to endorse Grace Mugabe's bid for a place in the Politburo but analysts have described the first lady's sudden elevation as a likely recipe for further divisions in the ruling party.

President Robert Mugabe kissing his wife Grace

  • Zimbabwe:   'Grace-Mania' Hits Harare As Many Rush to Show Support

    New Zimbabwe, 8 September 2014

    THE Grace Mugabe mania has gone a gear up with some motorists in Harare now jostling to outdo each other in campaigning for the First Lady as the ruling Zanu PF party heads towards… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Grace Mugabe Moves to Build Support Base

    Zimbabwe Independent, 5 September 2014

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, will, starting next week, hold "thank you rallies" across the country's 10 provinces where she is expected to thank Zanu PF structures for… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Grace Mugabe Zim's Own Jiang Qing

    Zimbabwe Independent, 29 August 2014

    The entrance of Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe into politics may have come as a surprise to many, but it is not unprecedented; her predecessor was very active in Zanu PF's… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Mugabe World's Poorest President - Wife

    New Zimbabwe, 9 September 2014

    CONTRARY to western media claims that President Robert Mugabe is a billionaire, having creamed off the country's coffers over the 34 years he has led Zimbabwe, the 90-year-old is… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Harare Offer's First Lady Key Slot

    The Herald, 27 August 2014

    Zanu-PF Harare province has offered the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe a position in the powerful Central Committee ahead of the party's elective congress pencilled for December this… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Plan to Push First Lady Out of Harare

    The Herald, 26 August 2014

    HARARE provincial political commissar Cde Shadreck Mashayamombe approached Mashonaland West politician and Politburo member Cde Patrick Zhuwawo advising him to find "a political… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Grace Mugabe - a Pawn Star in Zanu-PF

    New Zimbabwe, 22 August 2014

    IF I had sufficient political clout to be able to sit with Grace Mugabe I would NOT be sitting and writing this article which I pray she will be able to read. I would have… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   First Lady's Elevation to Quell Factionalism

    The Herald, 19 August 2014

    THE NOMINATION and impending appointment of the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe as Women's League chairperson is a significant political development that should help Zanu-PF quell… Read more »


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