Zanu PF Women's league boss, Oppah Muchinguri on Thursday revealed the camp allegedly led by Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa had plotted the blocking of rival, Vice President Joice Mujuru in the succession race ahead of an elective congress in December.

Muchinguri, who has been escorting First Lady Grace Mugabe during her countrywide rallies, told thousands of Zanu PF supporters gathered at Mucheke Stadium that her faction mooted the idea of throwing the president's wife in the political arena to prevent the Mujuru faction from becoming too powerful.

"Takaona kuti pane vamwe  vakamirira kuti vapinde pachigaro cha baba VaMugabe takavarova nemunyati, tikavatamba inonzi tingoringo tikati regai titore Queen mother, mai vauye vatungamirire vazotonga kuti vasazotora chigaro chikuru," Muchinguri said.(We realised that there were some who wanted to take over from Mugabe but we plotted against them and decided to use our mother to come and take over because she is a worthy candidate).

Mnangagwa, Information minister Jonathan Moyo and Water minister Saviour Kasukuwere, also attended the Mucheke rally.

The remarks give credence to speculation and theories that the coming in of Grace into politics was a Mnangagwa faction project to block Mujuru from her ascendency to power when Mugabe finally retires or is incapacitated.

A jubilant Muchinguri celebrated the success of the plot as Grace has seemingly derailed all of Mujuru's ambitions to become the country's next president.

"We had to do this because it was the same people who were undermining us and intimidating us to support their cause to replace baba VaMugabe (our father Mugabe) but we have put it to an end by the coming in of Amai," she added.

Muchinguri received backing from Grace when the First Lady took over the podium where she threatened to influence her husband to fire members of the rival Mujuru faction from powerful posts in the party and government.

"You need to know that faction leaders were appointed and you must not take that advantage to pursue personal interests and divide people. There are a lot of people who are able and have the capacity to take those positions and be warned that you will be left alone," Grace said.

The First Lady also revealed that she harbours ambitions to lead the country.

Mnangagwa also backed the plot jovially when he was called up to give a slogan on behalf of politburo members who were present.

He strongly repeated a slogan supporting Mugabe and his wife several times much to the chagrin of supporters.

"Pamberi nava Mugabe namai vacho pasi nemhandu,"(Forward with president Mugabe and his wife and down with enemies) said Mnangagwa without coming out clear as to who the enemy was.




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Solo
0 # Solo 2014-10-12 14:07
How many individuals are selecting the next President? Are all zimbabweans agreeable with their choice? Is the person less than 65 years, the public serive retirement age?
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Dofo
0 # Dofo 2014-10-12 15:32
Hapana chisingaperi yenyu nguva ichasvika nxa
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Dofo
0 # Dofo 2014-10-13 09:25
Wana Oppah ndosaka wakarambwa na Rushesha Tingoringo kuita sei mumusoro mako makangozara chigadanga
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selele
0 # selele 2014-10-13 10:25
Some people think being "fearedd" or being fearful is a virtue. I have peers who admired Mnangagwa and his boys for this.

For me, it is a weakness!! You will not enjoy life.
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Nyondaizo
0 # Nyondaizo 2014-10-13 17:05
Hameno takngoti chero zvazvaita
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selele
0 # selele 2014-10-14 12:44
manga chena inoparira parere nhema.
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Prince
+1 # Prince 2014-10-14 13:06
Dr Grace be careful, zvigiredha handizvo zvinozofamba mutara. Ma Merc ne ma Pagero arikuuya.
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selele
+1 # selele 2014-10-14 15:33
Quoting Prince:
Dr Grace be careful, zvigiredha handizvo zvinozofamba mutara. Ma Merc ne ma Pagero arikuuya.

Ngaauye zvawo maMerc, zvighiredha zvinenge zvapaza-paza road kudhara. Zvinenge zvangofanana nekudriver musango.
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Gunguwo
0 # Gunguwo 2014-11-30 09:56
Politics politics politics is a dirty game
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