Live Updates: In their words at Grace Mugabe Marondera rally

The First lady Grace Mugabe is in Marondera on Friday for the final leg of her provincial tour as she angles to take over as Zanu PF Women’s league chair.

Tapiwa Zivira and the team in Marondera, Everson Mushava, Cynthia Matonhodze and Aaron Ufumeli provide live updates of the event.

14:30 Grace ends her address.

14:17 Grace attacks journalists and alleges the private media is being paid to write negative things about the First family. “NewsDay, how much are you paid to write negative things about Mai Mugabe.”
She blames journalists, claiming they are being paid by Tsvangirai and says today should be the end of writing of negative things about her.

14:10 Grace threatens people against going into the streets to protest against the economic decline. “Ifactionalism iyoyo, mofurirwa naMorgan Tsvangirai.”

Grace speaks on behalf of government, promising that it will fulfill its electoral promises.

13:55: Grace insists the land reform will go ahead. “I acquired a farm to show people they should not be threatened by anyone.”

13:50 Grace attacks journalists, claims she speaks in ‘tounges’ and says it is up to the media to interpret her speeches negatively or positively.

13:40 “Kushora VaMugabe vakakupa chigaro ichocho….it is corruption when you do not take things to the intended beneficiaries.”

13:38 “Here in Mash East, I asked about factionalism and they said there is none here but I told Kaukonde kuti urikunyepa, achingosekerera zvenhema ndikamuti urikuziva mari dzirikuita exchange hands, it’s fake smile iyi. Kaukonde uyu ndakambomudeedza 2008, I almost punched him, ndamuudza kuti Kaukonde siya factionalism, the moment of reckoning shall come.”
“urikuda kuti tiite mini unitu accord here.” Grace says asking Kaukonde to the stage. Kaukonde refuses. “Ah arikuramba, ramba wakadaro uone.”
There is an uproar in the crowd,” Nyararai kani kana ndichitaura.”
“Kaukonde uyu munhu wemari anenge achingopa madzimai mari, ndasvika ndikavhunza madzimai vakati hakuna factionalism. Madzimai kana 100 anavo.”
“Anotsvaga hukama nevanhu varikuleader factionalism. Ndakambomuudza kuti kusina mai hakuendwe.”

13:36: “Iwe Kaukonde tikakumkisai nana Mugabe apa tinozoona kuti achembera ndiani apa.”
“The same people who were against (the 2013 general) elections are those calling for the removal President Mugabe.”

13:35: Grace says she did not wrestle the Women’s League top post from Oppah Muchinguri. “I was approached to take over the post, I did not wrestle it from Muchinguri.”

13:30: Grace Mugabe launches a tirade against those aiming for the party’s vice presidency. “You go to the newspapers even before you approach the party of your (vice-presidency) ambitions.
She says the Zanu PF constitution stipulates that only the president has the mandate to appoint the vice-president.

13:15 Grace promises land to women. “There are some pieces of land that can be subdivided to provide land for women, especially divorcees. Many women are divorced for different reasons, others for failing to cook well… and I hope you (Oppah) Muchinguri were not divorced for bad cooking.”

13:00. Grace Mugabe starts addressing and expresses her disappointment over the small crowd.
“This is the smallest crowd I have ever seen since I started my tour,” she said.
She reiterates her threats to ‘factional’ leaders, promising that these will be exposed.
She takes on her routine anti-rape and anti-homosexuality talk.

12:00 The rally started on a low note, with slogans denouncing ‘Gamatox’.

However other officials like Varaidzo Mupunga, the party’s national secretary for administration said “Pasi neZvipfukuto” instead of the now trademark, “pasi neGamtox”

|On Thursday in Bindura, Grace tore into Vice-President Joice Mujuru, describing her as a gossiper, demonic, jealous and divisive. Click here to read the story

|This came as ZANU PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo said the chanting of slogans denouncing some senior party members at First Lady Grace Mugabe’s “Meet The People” rallies was being done by irresponsible youths and warned members to stick to the party’s approved mottos. Click here to read the story
On the contrary, most of the senior officials including Information minister Jonathan Moyo, Environment minister Saviour Kasukuwere and others chanted “Pasi neGamatox” slogans.

Meanwhile, in Marondera: Zanu PF Mashonaland East chair ray Kaukonde got his five minutes to speak and apart from praising his province for overwhelming voting for Zanu PF in the 2013 elections, he praised outgoing Women’s league chair Oppah Muchinguri for giving up his post.

“Handisati ndambozvinzwa kuti munhu ati handichda hangu chigaro,(I have never heard it that someone just relinquishes power)” he said.

25 thoughts on “Live Updates: In their words at Grace Mugabe Marondera rally”

  1. Itai Mayitiro says:

    To quote the gentleman here, I have never heard it that someone just relinquishes power. Zanu PF really knows the art of shooting its self in the foot. Maybe Mugabe should head the actions of Muchinguri. Give your seat up and surprise more in your party mr president.

  2. kaukonde says:

    Ah!! Grace auya kuipa. Kaukonde pachine life here apa? This is brutal,

    Grace is playing with fire. This thing is going to swallow her centurian husband and the whole of zanu pf

  3. moe_syslack says:

    Grace chants Pasi neMDC…etc. This is totally uncivilized. In this day and age any person chanting down with so and so must be condemned to the dustbin of history. Just tell us what you are going to do for us if elected instead of giving us useless, stupid chants.

  4. johanne says:

    talking nonsense insteady of telling us wt the future holds nxaa

  5. Bvambu says:

    She is now actually the defacto president. She speaks authoritatively, to imagine that she is not in government at all. Gandanga mujuru won’t have Sleepless nights over husband snatchers vomiting trash.

  6. robby beagum says:

    no negative reporting because from now on the first family will be squeaky clean meaning they’ll be doing nothing for the rest of their lives. like they always do.

  7. Hazard says:

    Let grace, Express her feelings, Thts ok.

  8. samanyika says:

    ..when is this side show going to end? clearly, some dog somewhere had his brains mistakenly swapped with those of this woman. a dog without even a diploma can make better sense.

  9. Ana boys says:

    This woman is hallucinating. Is she now party of government to speak on behalf of government. Am I missing something here. She is just the wife of the president. She does not have any mandate to speak on behalf of government. Its a circus. But I can assure you that something is very wrong in the country

  10. Siba LweNgqungqulu says:

    Ray Kaukonde, I told you, little man. Okungapheli kuyahlola. Maybe it’s my language that u didn’t understand, so I will remind u in yo language; chisingaperi chinoshura. Hezvo ka, zvakuwana nhasi.
    So, watcha gonna do, little old man?

  11. KK says:

    Achimbotsvagei Kaukonde ikoko. ..regai atukwe.

  12. ndabhilivha says:

    “Kaukonde uyu ndakambomudeedza 2008, I almost punched him, ndamuudza kuti Kaukonde siya factionalism, the moment of reckoning shall come.”

    am i reading too much into this statement? 2008? she was already pulling strings on behalf of the president? interesting.

  13. rasta jah ndoe says:

    Zimbabwe wil nevr be a country until yu die!

  14. Rugotsi says:

    thanx Kaukonde fo refusing to be intimidated.

  15. faction says:

    14:10 Grace threatens people against going into the streets to protest against the economic decline. “Ifactionalism iyoyo, mofurirwa naMorgan Tsvangirai.”

    kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkiest

  16. Tkz says:

    Ndinonzwa kunyarira vana vakaberekwa namai ava, kuudza vanhu kuti ndaida kurova Kaukonde, mai kaukonde vacho varipo uku ndiko kunonzi kutambarara serunyemba ka uku,

  17. Dr Robert Peter James says:

    small crowd because people have seen that she is talking nonsense,she has been talking rubish since her first rally.We want a leader who will build the nation and if there are problems solve the problems not some idiot who keeps telling us so and so does this.No wonder her doctorate is being quirried,what a stupid doctor

  18. Namatai says:

    Zvinonyadzisa imi hama dzangu zvirkuitwa namai ava. The people who are going on joy rides with her are very cruel mufunge. They let her utter rubbish while they watch and ululate. Vanoziva havo kuti hazvina kwazvinoenda. Munotonga nyika muchiita basa rekutuka vanhu here nhai vehama.

  19. Garikayi says:

    Judge for yourself…there goes a so called leader. If we sieve what has been said Grace has said nothing. All those t-shirts will be used as pyjamas or nappies it is not a sign of popularity. All those wearing the T-shirts are opposition people who have come to realize that it is an outing to go to ZANU rallies. Grace now that you have finished your so called meet the people tour what next…go home and attend to your snoring husband and then wait for your fate. You are a DisGrace. Fellow country people beware of those with loud voices, the time of reckoning is almost hear. All true senior members of ZANU are so furious you will witness a palace coup. Remember Tshaka Zulu, remember Vervoot, remember all the many Emperors who fell at the stroke of a cane. Zvenyu zvapera Grace and Robert. Time is up for you to pack your millions of shoes and not only go but run ..as fast as you can. Unfortunately there is no where to go

    1. bivo says:

      Malaysia

  20. Mushonga says:

    Ndoma doctorate aya akukapa simba rekurotomoka kudai

    1. Godonga says:

      A whore has no manners. You can put a whore into State House but you cant the whore incarnate in such disgraceful behavior. Hanzi hure hariroorwi, hezvo ka.

  21. Mike says:

    Grace Mugabe is a disgrace to Zanu P.F

  22. Mike says:

    U talked of corruption on Mujuru’s part…remember Mujuru was the late retired General Mujuru’s wife..the wealth that she accumulated dates back to the early eighties before you became a typist

  23. Zim chaos says:

    One has to be forgiven for wondering what the people of Zimbabwe have done to deserve this charade. With all the problems the ordinary man in the street is facing all he gets is this meet the people tour name calling spectacle. My heart bleeds for Zimbabwe. Please spare a thought for the millions of unemployed citizens who have families to feed, children to send to school, pay rent and the list of commitments goes on. Some 23 years back white working in the UK a white workmate of mine once told that the greatest weakness of the blacks in Africa is the inability to govern. I was exceptional annoyed then but then after coming back and having assessed the track record from independence to date, I have to concede that my anger was misplaced. Dare I remind you that the taxpayer is funding this junket.The other day we hear that 2 million dollars were spent on the trip to the UN. How irresponsible can we be? Was there any need to go to the UN? Wait a minute these are the same people who refused to go to the EU-Africa summit because Grace Mugabe had been denied a visa. Need I say more about where we place our priorities? Excuse me for venting out my frustrations.

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