The First Lady and Secretary for Women’s Affairs for the ruling party in Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe has challenged her husband Robert Mugabe to name his successor.
This is coming up amidst rumours that she is interested in being the next leader of the country even as the South African nation prepare for general elections next year with many still holding the believe that Mugabe who has been in power for about four decades would still contest.
According to Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, she said this at the Zanu PF Women’s League National Assembly.
She said that this is the trend in other countries, and will enable all members of the party to rally behind one candidate.
She made reference to the biblical story of Adonija who organised a feast to crown himself because his father the king was sick.
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She said the President’s word is final, and he has a right to be involved in the naming of his successor.
She also took a dig at people she claimed had “no respect for seniors in the party.”
The 93 year old Mugabe is a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who has been President of Zimbabwe since 1987; he previously led Zimbabwe as Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987 while Mrs Mugabe, who heads the ZANU-PF women’s league, has become increasingly powerful in politics.
His wife has previously said her husband could ‘rule from the grave’, adding: ‘If God decides to take him then we would rather field him as a corpse’.
Source: Naija News