MDC-T spokesman Douglas Mwonzora on Friday responded to first lady Grace Mugabe’s attack on Prime Minister Morgan saying she was an “embarrassing simpleton who dwelt on the trivial when Zimbabwe was burning”.
Grace had made a stinging personal attack on MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai describing him as a philanderer who wasted time in salacious exotic beaches instead of formulating policies that help improve the lives of the generality of Zimbabweans.
“Mrs Mugabe’s comment reflects the capacity of this first lady. She is an embarrassing simpleton and we are happy that she now has only 18 days to leave State House,” Mwonzora said.
Mwonzora added that the first lady will not be missed as “she was not a blessing to Zimbabwe at all”.
The first lady told over 7 000 party supporters that other political contenders such as Tsvangirai should stop dreaming about getting into the State House as her husband President Robert Mugabe was there to stay.
“President Mugabe has been consistent in his messages about empowering the people not like others who spent their time going to exotic beaches with different girlfriends. Those who dream about power should continue dreaming but we are at State House to stay,” she said while addressing a rally at Nzvimbo Secondary School, Chiweshe in the Zanu PF heartland of Mashonaland Central province.
Grace took the podium soon after her husband had finished his 50 minute speech which focused on reminding Zimbabweans to hold dear the values of the liberation struggle and keep wary of imperial forces who seek to reverse independence gains.
The Nzvimbo rally was the first star rally in a series of 10 nationwide planned by Zanu PF ahead of the July 31 elections.
Grace donated food stuffs to the elderly in Chiweshe which comprised 10 tonnes of mealie-meal, 10 tonnes of sugar beans, two tonnes of table salt and 560 boxes of cooking oil.
She operates a children’s home and a private school in Mazowe within the province.