Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday hit back at First Lady Grace Mugabe after she railed against his sexual proclivities, with the MDC leader describing her as a property and PhD grabber.

Grace on Thursday blasted Tsvangirai at a rally in Chinhoyi, describing the former trade unionist as "satanic" and a "womaniser."

But Tsvangirai's spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka, said Grace should first ask her husband, President Robert Mugabe, to explain the Gukurahundi massacres of the 1980s, before she starts hurling insults at him.

Referring to a prophecy delivered by charismatic preachers Emmanuel Makandiwa and backed by Walter Magaya warning against planned MDC demonstrations, Grace said Tsvangirai's defiance to warnings by men of the cloth was a clear sign that he belongs to Satan.

But yesterday the former prime minister said Zimbabweans have a constitutional right to demonstrate against "misrule" by Grace's husband.

"The problem with Grace is that she is not aware that Zimbabweans are suffering," Tamborinyoka said.

"Not every Zimbabwean can act with impunity as she does. Not every Zimbabwean can grab the whole of Mazowe and grab a degree at the University of Zimbabwe and get away with that."

Mugabe's wife has hogged the limelight in the past weeks after sensationally acquiring a PhD at the UZ in what critics have called "dubious" and "questionable circumstances."

Apart from stirring the hornet's nest through her controversial academic achievements, Grace's mercurial rise in politics has also caused a lot of discomfort in the ruling party after the party's rules and regulations were bent to accommodate her as the incoming Women's League secretary.

Reacting to her assertions that anyone who goes against celebrity preachers' warnings against mass action was "demonic", Tsvangirai said Zimbabweans were free to express themselves as guaranteed in the constitution.

"There is nothing demonic in expressing ourselves because not all of us are masters at grabbing things," Tamborinyoka said.

"She should tell her husband that what is demonic is the massacre of  20 000 people in Matabeleland provinces. She must tell her husband that what is demonic is to have a child with your secretary while your wife is lying on her deathbed."





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John Mushona
+3 # John Mushona 2014-10-05 08:34
mashoko makukutu chaiwo. But anorovesa aya mmmmm ndatya nazvo
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DJ
-5 # DJ 2014-10-05 09:47
Don't talk rubbish Tamborinyoka.it s better to find ways of fixing the economy than spending time insulting each other,people you top Brass ,we don't eat at your housess.
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Ian Smith
0 # Ian Smith 2014-10-06 08:40
DJ, i think you are a dunderhead. Tamborinyoka is responding to Dr Grace; do you expect him to keep quiet after his boss is insulted without provocation. How can MDC fix the economy when they are not in government? Think before you write.
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Jonso
0 # Jonso 2014-10-06 09:07
Quoting Ian Smith:
DJ, i think you are a dunderhead. Tamborinyoka is responding to Dr Grace; do you expect him to keep quiet after his boss is insulted without provocation. How can MDC fix the economy when they are not in government? Think before you write.


But remember that when there were given the opportunity, the MDC, there were found not honest with the little. What about when we give them more. Who ever raises a meaningful party, will win elections. It appears these two bulls are now exhausted.
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Dofo
0 # Dofo 2014-10-05 20:59
Iwe shamwari Tambarinyoka arikupindura Grace unoda kuti anyarare first lady achienda out of order like that tamborinyoka anogadzira economy aripai
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Arhibold Mutsindi
0 # Arhibold Mutsindi 2014-10-06 08:15
We need peace in our country let us pray for Zimbabwe
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Jonso
0 # Jonso 2014-10-06 09:03
COMRADES: You are wasting time. The country is sinking. Please find solutions to our economic woes. Izvi zvenyu zvamuri kutitaurira izvi does not bring food on the table. What do we benefit from your squabbles? Vakadzi nevarume vakuru sure kuita sepwele. Find money for the Zambezi water project and stop your noise. Where are the 2 million jobs promised? Thats what we want to hear about. Remember a promise is a credit. Now we are going back to congress comrades, not even 100 jobs have been created. CHANGE YOUR MINDSET COMRADES. Remember WE LOVE YOU ALL.
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Nyondaizo
0 # Nyondaizo 2014-10-06 09:41
Tibverei kumhepo apa
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