Zimbabwe

Zanu-PF officials working with MDC to topple Mugabe – Grace

2014-10-07 14:02
Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe (AP)

Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe (AP)

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Cape Town – Zimbabwe's First Lady has reportedly threatened to name and shame top Zanu-PF officials she claimed were working in cahoots with opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) to unseat President Robert Mugabe.

According to the News Day, Grace Mugabe, who was addressing a rally in Gweru, said she was shocked that less than a year after her husband's "emphatic" election victory, some Zanu-PF officials were already plotting his downfall.

This was not the first time that Grace accused party officials of "clandestinely" plotting the ouster of her husband "while publicly feigning allegiance to the veteran leader".

Last week, Grace said some top Zanu-PF officials were scheming to get rid of Mugabe on the basis that he was old.

Mugabe, at 90, is the oldest president in the world. He is also the only president Zimbabweans have ever known.

The First Lady said members of Zanu-PF who wanted Mugabe to step down from power were "cowards" and that they were "too afraid to openly declare their views".


Read more on:    mdc  |  zanu-pf  |  grace mugabe  |  robert mugabe  |  zimbabwe  |  southern africa

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