Robert Mugabe's Wife Grace Announces Her Candidacy To Succeed Her Husband

Date: 24-10-2014 9:23 pm (6 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe on Thursday announced her candidacy to succeed her husband, 90-year-old president Robert Mugabe, when he leaves office, Sowetan Live reports.

"People say I want to be president, why not? Am I not a Zimbabwean?" the 49-year-old said when addressing veterans of the country's liberation struggle in Mazowe at about 40 kilometres north of Harare.

Mugabe called on Vice President Joice Mujuru - regarded as one of the top contenders to succeed the president - to resign.

"There are plenty of people who can run this country, not Mujuru," she said, adding that her husband's deputy would take Zimbabwe "back to where we were before independence."

Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980, has travelled several times for medical care abroad, sparking speculation that he could step down before his term ends in 2018.

Mugabe has meanwhile been appointed to head the women's league of the ruling party Zanu-PF.

The first lady's political ambitions have faced resistance from Mujuru and others who participated in the liberation struggle against the white minority government of the then Rhodesia - today Zimbabwe - alongside Robert Mugabe.

Mugabe has also come under fire for a doctorate she obtained from the University of Zimbabwe in September - allegedly just months after she enrolled there.






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Posted: at 24-10-2014 09:23 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- dynasty4all at 24-10-2014 09:35 PM (6 years ago)
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wonderful
family thing?
Posted: at 24-10-2014 09:35 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Abubu86 at 24-10-2014 09:51 PM (6 years ago)
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African leaders and selfish ambitions. Dats not possible,they want 2 turn d office 2 dia family throne.
Posted: at 24-10-2014 09:51 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- beneno at 24-10-2014 09:58 PM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 24-10-2014 09:58 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- swaggertega at 24-10-2014 10:03 PM (6 years ago)
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After she rule for 38yrs her son go take over
Posted: at 24-10-2014 10:03 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- Trueyarn at 24-10-2014 10:19 PM (6 years ago)
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Dats ∂ greed we experience wit African leaders.Are dia ∂ only pple in Zimbabwe?
Posted: at 24-10-2014 10:19 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Meone1973 at 24-10-2014 10:39 PM (6 years ago)
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You will not succeed in your devilish act even if you are appointed president by your so-called husband, Mugbe. Zimbabweans cannot watch one family destroy the country because of greed
Posted: at 24-10-2014 10:39 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- raybenzino at 24-10-2014 11:44 PM (6 years ago)
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Autocratic gov't
Posted: at 24-10-2014 11:44 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- justmak at 25-10-2014 01:28 AM (6 years ago)
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tairany

Posted: at 25-10-2014 01:28 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- morgrawl231 at 25-10-2014 04:01 AM (6 years ago)
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CHOIIIII! DIS MUGABE'S FAMILY DON SHOW D CITIZENS FINISH OO!
Posted: at 25-10-2014 04:01 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- odprince at 25-10-2014 05:34 AM (6 years ago)
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African leaders and their selfish ambition ..this is the problem in Africa and the reason why the masses are suffering..
Posted: at 25-10-2014 05:34 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- angesco at 25-10-2014 05:43 AM (6 years ago)
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That's it. Keep it in the family. Don't let the younger generation lead their motherland into posterity. Leave it for those who want to hang onto power through blood!

Sad.
Posted: at 25-10-2014 05:43 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Mikayah at 25-10-2014 07:52 AM (6 years ago)
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Husband & wife: one & the same. Who is better suited to continue her husband's policies & dreams if not his wife?
Posted: at 25-10-2014 07:52 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- Politbru at 25-10-2014 08:09 AM (6 years ago)
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FAMILY BUSINESS, THE CHAIRMAN/LORD OF THE MANOR MIGHT BE DEAD BUT STILL IN CHARGE
Posted: at 25-10-2014 08:09 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- mensch at 25-10-2014 09:34 AM (6 years ago)
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Would they watch that come by? Like gadafi
Posted: at 25-10-2014 09:34 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Wysetots at 25-10-2014 11:18 AM (6 years ago)
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Chai......it has become a family heritage
Posted: at 25-10-2014 11:18 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Larry28 at 25-10-2014 12:14 PM (6 years ago)
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Family thin, deirz God o
Posted: at 25-10-2014 12:14 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- zeigbo at 25-10-2014 01:52 PM (6 years ago)
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na only them waka come ?

Posted: at 25-10-2014 01:52 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- elchymo at 24-08-2015 07:55 AM (5 years ago)
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Nonsense.
Posted: at 24-08-2015 07:55 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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