In an interview on Capitalk FM, independent legislator for Norton Temba Mliswa claimed that President Robert Mugabe was not going to appoint his wife Grace Mugabe as Vice President because he was worried about the optics heading into an election year. Mliswa claimed that Mugabe was going to appoint Senate President Edna Madzongwe instead. Madzongwe is a supposedly safe choice and will not cause any waves, allowing Mugabe to do as he please after the 2018 elections.
Here is a short clip of the interview
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Grace Ntombizodwa Mugabe (nee Marufu) is a Zimbabwean politician, business person and was the wife of late Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. She is also a former member of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) political party. She was the Secretary of the Zanu-PF Women's... Read More About Grace Mugabe
Temba Mliswa is an outspoken Zimbabwean politician and the current Member of Parliament for Norton Constituency having won the by-election on 22 October 2016 as an independent candidate. He is the former current Parliamentary Portfolio Chairman on Mines and Energy. He is a former member... Read More About Temba Mliswa
Edna Madzongwe was born on 11 July 1943, is a Zimbabwean politician and member of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF). Madzongwe was part of Grace Mugabe's entourage during her "Meet the People" rallies . She was also among those who were eyeing the... Read More About Edna Madzongwe