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Grace must give details on Mujuru's corrupt acts

30 Oct 2014 at 11:07hrs | Views
The political muscle displayed by Grace Mugabe when she carried out her meet the people tour clearly shows how Zanu Pf is ignorant totally about how democracy works.  It shows that clearly in black and white how Mugabe has managed to remain in power over the years.  First we don't see any other candidate contesting with Grace for the post of the women's chairperson. Grace's attitude displays that she has already secured the position, albeit on a silver platter.

Over the decades Mugabe has contested alone at all foregone Zanu Pf congresses and now Grace is doing the same now.  People in his own party have been totally afraid of him to such an extent that it was considered a taboo to suggest any other person in place of Robert Mugabe. In 2008 he also extended this facility to the national level and contested alone for the presidency, having also contested alone for nomination by his own Zanu Pf party.  Now very few in Zanu Pf are ready to challenge Grace. Grace derives her immense power by virtue of being Robert's wife. All husbands try to please their wives in different ways and it seems Robert has decided to make his wife happy by giving power to demean and taunt Zanu Pf elite and everyone else in front of the superfluously patriotic ZBC and Herald and Sunday Mail. It seems Mugabe, old and unable govern, is transferring his powers to Grace. Grace has said it in no uncertain terms; it was her instructed Mugabe to elevate Joyce Mujuru to the Vice president's post. Having done this in silence, now she is demoting her with thunder and on stage. I wonder what's wrong with the earlier avenue of instructing Mugabe to demote her. Of course Mugabe is old and no longer getting manipulated using the bed. She decided to do it alone.  Maybe by being silent Mujuru realises since it was Grace who promoted, she could also demote her. Or maybe she wants to speak but you know the state controlled media chooses carefully who to offer the mike and bring to limelight. Many people in Zimbabwe know that these vice presidential posts have never been awarded on a merit basis. Usually the more foolish or daft one is, the more easily one can get one of the VP posts. Mujuru may also be afraid of opening her mouth, lest she says something foolish. On the very last two occasions she really regretted talking.

Emmerson Munangagwa may be laughing all the way to the bank. If he does not have a hand in this Grace power usurping escapade, still he will benefit handsomely if Grace presses her debilitated husband to ditch Joyce. The demise of Mujuru is ¾ of the way for Emerson to the presidency. However the brutality or the heartlessness with which Grace is   exhibiting in dealing with Mrs Mujuru is typical of Munangagwa.

Grace is not fit castigate Mujuru on matters relating to corruption and diamond mining in Marange. When it comes to these two vices, both are sailing in the same boat. It's just like one thief calling the other one a thief. In February 2013 the Sunday Time of South Africa carried a story about how a certain retired air-vice marshal from air force of Zimbabwe, Robert Mhlanga, now being described as a businessman,  purchased 7.2ha piece of land in KwaZulu Natal's North Coast for the first the first family. Robert Mhlanga is said to be the owner or have direct links to Mbada Diamond Mining Company. Estate agents on the East Coast believe Mhlanga, who paid R100million paid too much for the property for which similar properties sell for around R12million.

Now that Grace has confessed to be in direct reign or actually in charge of Mugabe, she may also be the one who influenced him to carry out the chaotic and homicidal farm invasions which resulted in the total collapse of the economy. Mugabe sulked when people rejected the constitution to have him acquire land in the 2000 referendum. People remember how Ahab sulked when Naboth refused to sell him his vineyard. His wife the queen, evil Jezebel then organised the murder of Naboth that resulted in Ahab annexing the deceased's estate. Well, in accordance with Nathan's prophetic words, dogs devoured Jezebel by the walls of Jezreel.

The prophets of that day spoke God's word. They were not afraid to rebuke the king, and when he did wrong they reprimanded him for it. But today and here in Zimbabwe prophets speak presumptuously and are afraid to condemn vile leaders. Some prophets actually urge bad leaders like Mugabe by saying he was chosen by God. Some prophets actually give him gifts. They value their life and possessions more than the truth. They try to mislead the people. John the Baptist was beheaded for reproaching Herod's unlawful marriage. Anything familiar???

Joyce Mujuru may be suffering at the hands Grace not for the farms confiscated by the first lady, but for some other shoddy deals behind the scenes.  Mujuru may have overstepped on Graces's diamond claims, a clash maybe. It all leaves us speculating and our speculating field may be narrow or wide. The two at one time enjoyed a very cordial relationship, and all of a sudden the friendship disintegrates all of a sudden. If Grace accuses Mujuru of being corrupt, she must say also what it exactly she did was.  People of Zimbabwe have the right to know.  She knows what Joyce did but she does not want to say it.  It is not enough for her to just say Mujuru is corrupt. Corruption has devastated the Zimbabwean economy to its knees and the people of Zimbabwe cannot afford to ignore people like Grace with such good leads. If Grace hopes to be a good leader, then these are some of the corruption cases she must bring to light to the generality of Zimbabweans. Unless if Grace of course wants to take the whole nation for granted, or to be her stooges also, then she may chant about corruption of her once best friend, but the details of which, she does not want to divulge.

Of course we know Zanu Pf is corruption is the backbone of Zanu Pf but where details are there, we should be furnished with them. Mujuru is not clean just like Grace says.

Source - Zanda Shumba
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