Grace Mugabe launches political career at rally


Robert Mugabe’s much younger wife has stepped into the battle to succeed the Zimbabwean president in an address to a ruling party rally in which she proclaimed she was the “chief advisor” to the nonagenarian leader.
In her first full length address to the Zanu PF faithful, Grace Mugabe vowed that her husband would seek re-election at the five year congress due to be held in Harare in December.
The 49-year-old former typist lashed out at unnamed cabinet colleagues of the Zimbabwean leader for what she called secret plots to force him from office.
Mrs Mugabe said that the Zanu PF party would collapse without her husband in the top post.
She said his enemies in Zanu PF were plotting day and night to get rid of her husband in December: “They are good at chanting slogans in the public, but deep down in their hearts they don’t love him. At night they are busy plotting his ouster claiming that he is old hence he must go so that they can take over.”

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