Several ZANU PF campaign posters seen splattered in and around Hwedza North, bearing an illustrious photograph of First Lady Grace Mugabe have sparked controversy amid growing belief that she is now the automatic successor of her husband for the Head of State position.
The large posters display Grace Mugabe in full colour ink in ways that have never been seen of a President’s wife since the days of the late Sally Mugabe.
Previously posters used to carry portraits of Robert Mugabe alone.
Grace at the end of last year vocally indicated there is no reason why she can not be made President of Zimbabwe: “They say I want to be president. Why not? Am I not a Zimbabwean?,” she said in a loud tirade against her detractors, two months before she appeared in the politburo last month flanking the President as a deputy visual.
The posters come after Robert Mugabe last year attempted to reason with party colleagues saying, “Why do you not want the President’s wife to lead,” in an utterance interpreted to mean he means the headship of the entire nation.
The development has attracted an uproar from the public with some Zimbabweans on social networks screaming out obscenities in protest.
One Zimbabwean said the poster shocker indicates Grace is now far much higher than Mugabe himself and her predecessor Oppah Muchinguri who was Women’s League leader was never treated under such recognition.
“One thing I find striking is the presence of the current secretary for women’s affairs’ picture. was Cde Muchinguri’s picture ever used in that manner?”
One prolific Facebooker, burst out saying, “I would rather die poor than licking another man or another woman’s **s. We all know who has taken us to this point in our lives. A past so cruel and a present so divisive and a future so bleak.
“Another chembere has been roped in wechidiki muchingopemberera nxaaaaa wake up folks you are being used.
“We want to talk about the future of Zimbabwe here. But the people being imposed to represent the masses does not show the future. They all represent the past.”
Meanwhile Mrs Mugabe has challenged the head of the army saying that post can be taken by a woman pick at any time