Former cabinet minister and nephew to former president Robert Mugabe, Patrick Zhuwao has dismissed reports in the Sunday Mail that former first lady Grace Mugabe was working with Joice Mujuru in the new opposition party, the New Patriotic Front. Zhuwao dismissed the report as a clumsy attempt by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy General Constantino Chiwenga to smear the two women after failing to get detailed information on the leadership of the new party. Zhuwao said that Grace, like her husband, was not coming back to politics and instead was going to focus on philanthropic works. Writes Zhuwao in his column,
Two issues, in particular, are leaving Mnangagwa and Chiwenga worried sick. They do not know the leadership of the NPF, and therefore do not know where to send their decaying tanks, armoured cars and SAS soldiers to murder and assassinate the NPF leadership.
Secondly, despite their futile efforts to infiltrate and derail the NPF, they have absolutely no idea of the NPF’s innovative strategy, let alone how to address it. As expected, Mnangagwa and Chiwenga were caught flat footed by the fact that the NPF’s emergence on the political scene was by way of a comprehensively detailed and damning petition to the African Union and SADC.
Unsurprisingly, the coup conspirators and the terrorist junta, who have no credible responses to the petition, chose to weave a web of deceit to divert people’s attention from the petition to towards personalities. They aptly demonstrated the adage that “simple minds discuss people” by the front page article in the Sunday Mail of 4th February 2018 entitled “Grace Mugabe, Mujuru in elections pact.
…these webs of deceit that cost Dr Joice Mujuru her VP post were woven by Mnangagwa and Chiwenga. This was not done, Dr Grace Mugabe. Mnangagwa and Chiwenga’s current failure to infiltrate and derail the NPF has forced them to make the clumsy false assertions that Dr Grace Mugabe seeks to lead the NPF.
That is not true. I can confirm that Dr Grace Mugabe delights in the opportunity that has now availed itself for her to spend more time with President Mugabe and the family.
Dr Grace Mugabe will be focusing on the Robert Gabriel Mugabe Foundation and the philanthropic work that she has always been doing at the orphanage prior to her being invited to join politics by the Lacoste coupsters (sic) who included Oppah Muchinguri, Prisca Mupfumira and Pupurai Togarepi amongst others. Iwe neni tine basa. Mkhulu loMsebenzi. Asante Sana.