Chamisa, Grace ‘jump into bed’

MDC Alliance presidential candidate Mr Nelson Chamisa and former First Lady Mrs Grace Mugabe have become strange bedfellows as they have entered into a pact that will see the latter getting the Vice President’s post in the event that the opposition party wins the July 30 elections.

Mrs Mugabe is reportedly the brains behind the National Patriotic Front (NPF) political project which has been dogged by leadership problems since its formation.

In an interview with Voice of America (VOA) Zimbabwe on Friday last week, NPF women’s league chairperson Mrs Sarah Mahoka let the cat out of the bag indicating that the fledgling political formation has decided to support Mr Chamisa in return for the Vice President’s post.

“Bato redu arikuritungamirira izvozvi iyezvino hatina president kuNPF. President wedu isusu ndi (Nelson) Chamisa. Chamisa ndiye achapinda pahupresident, isusu tinotora hudeputy,” said Mrs Mahoka.

“Isusu takatobatana neAlliance because tinoda kubvisa junta yakabvisa baba vaMugabe, vachiti baba vaMugabe vakura,” she added.

Spokesperson of the NPF faction that is presently being fronted by interim president Ms Eunice Sandi-Moyo – who took over after the recent purported ouster of Brigadier-General Ambrose Mutinhiri on June 8 – corroborated Mrs Mahoko’s position, saying the senior party member was speaking from an “informed position”.

“Cde Sarah Mahoka is a senior member of the party and she was speaking from an informed position. She was very accurate in her statement because it is a fact that our party is supporting Mr Nelson Chamisa to be President. That is definite,” said Mr Mawarire.

“She was also talking about the negotiations that we are having with the MDC Alliance where we have submitted our request that one of our members should be the Vice President.”

Grace Mugabe
Grace Mugabe

He was, however, evasive on who was likely to assume the envisaged Vice President’s post.

“The party will choose the person. We have our own mechanisms as a party to choose the candidate. The Vice President will come from the people who support our party. I cannot pre-empt the name of that candidate. As it stands, the former First Lady is not an active member of NPF and she is not in the running. . .” he said.

NPF senior members who are privy to the goings-on in the five-month old party say the interim leader, Ms Sandi-Moyo, is a proxy of Ms Mugabe, who intends to use her as a Trojan Horse to assume the levers of part.

It is believed that as the July 30 plebiscite draws near, Mrs Mugabe is becomingly increasingly anxious as she intends to protect her sprawling business empire.

Government recently opened up Mazowe Dam, which the former First Lady allegedly sought to cordon off from villagers in order to support one of her farms.

Mr Chamisa’ spokesperson Dr Nkululeko Sibanda yesterday said the MDC Alliance’s presidential candidate does not announce appointments through anyone but his office.

“We embrace anyone who wants to campaign for president Chamisa. The truth of the matter is that all those who are supporting Mr Chamisa are running with the winning horse because they know that he is going to win this election.

“President Nelson Chamisa does not announce appointments through anyone but his office, this information you are referring to is not from his office,” said Dr Sibanda.

Those familiar with the goings on behind the scenes say the former First Family has a haul of 21 farms, local and foreign investments, including claims of Black Granite in Mutoko.

“There is an issue of farms that they (Mugabes) have been leasing to whites. Here was a President who was preaching one-person, one-farm, but who has 21 farms. But a good number which was being leased to white farmers. And he knows that the new Government will have to want to choose one out of the 21,” a senior Government official, who cannot be named for professional reasons, said recently.

“But some of his investments, including the dairy and the children’s project, were benefiting from a blurred accounting system between those business propositions and State coffers. Now, they are worried that unless they recapture State power, all those projects will crumble.”

It is also understood that the former First Family has been frenziedly looking for a proxy to front their political interests.

They initially shopped around for Dr Joice Mujuru, who met former President Robert Mugabe on January 30 this year, and after unsuccessfully trying to rope her in their pet political project, they then sounded Dr Thokozani Khupe.

They subsequently settled for Brig-Gen Mutinhiri to mind the project, but he was allegedly expelled on June 8 for being “intransigent”.

An attempt to include Mr Savior Kasuwere, who was one of the kingpins in the G40 faction, came to naught, including a desperate bid to conscript lawyer Mr Farai Mutamangira.

As a last-ditch effort, they have decided to throw in their lot with Mr Chamisa, whom they believe can derail the new political administration.

Mr Chamisa, who is now largely being viewed as power hungry and overly ambitious by some of the MDC Alliance principals, is believed to be hesitating to grab the opportunity, but seems to have settled to making a gentleman’s pact with the Mugabes.

But there are fears within the MDC Alliance camp that broaching the subject with their supporters will ultimately squander their reportedly diminishing political capital.

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  • FREEDOMCHARTER

    DOWN WITH THE CHEMICALLY TREATED BALLOT PAPER. LET THE VOTER VOTE NOT THE BALLOT PAPPER!

  • ronald

    The way you report is very lame makadzidza kupi varume

    • Samuel

      Muchaona kuti ED ari nani panodzoka Grace. Munhu wese achavhotera MDC ari kuti Mugabe Dzoka, Chitonga and we will go back to where we started. Wake up guys

      • Kokerai chisvo

        Shuwa i hv failed to get the logic behind all this

  • zimbotry

    Total lies. This lady will more likely end up in Court if MDC win

  • Mo

    Hamuna nyaya imi. Next.

  • zimbotry

    Don’t worry. This story is a big lie

  • moses nyika

    look ,the clearest of evidence of chamisa being a mugabe project. remember there buisiness alliance ,transport from chamisa to gushungo holdings !

  • moses nyika

    GRACE IS DEFINITELY BACK INTO POLITICS ,CHAMISA S DEPUTY !

    • April taffie

      This is bad new we dont want her n her rotten brain haybo

  • moses nyika

    …CONFIRMED, BY SENIOR WOMEN OF MUGABES PARTY, SPEAKING FROM A WELL -INFORMED POSITION.ORDINARY MDC PARTY MEMBERS MAY NOT KNOW THE TRUTH, BUT DEFINITELY SOMETHING BREWED AND IS STILL BREWING.

  • Nutmug

    Dear chamisa wife be carefull yo hubby may have fallen victim to the juju of ngozi

  • Lavine

    Did y’all watch the live rally….. Chamisa hates women rambiro yaaita kushanda na gire and then goes on kutuka the first Lady

  • Virus vigoroso

    (“*Mr Chamisa, who is now largely being viewed as power hungry and overly ambitious by some of the MDC Alliance principals, is believed to be hesitating to grab the opportunity, but seems to have settled to making a gentleman’s pact with the Mugabe’s……….*”)

    I wldnt have said it better myself…..

  • murenga

    Grace please spare us we are tired of u chinamira

  • Flame

    Chamisa u deed back up frm the old era yatisiri kuda y are u causing confusion fr crying out loud

  • MEDIA HANGMAN

    ZANU propaganda @its best,we are not so gullible to believe mabhinyonyo akadaro

    • Samuel

      Propaganda????? You will get it right Grace adzoka but you will not take back your vote. MDC right from the beginning has always been retrogressive,, why???

  • NELSON CHAMISA

    we are looking for funds and we will dump them after elections. thats politics

    • Samuel

      So u want money,,,, bloody money,,, and u think u will dump them after elections,,, what u don’t know is u have dug your own grave. Kune vakangwara kupfuura iwe vakazvitadza. If you are the real Chamisa why can’t you come out in the open and confirm that you have become the old zanu pf before you even became president. You have betrayed the people who thought you could lead them and you are shameless beyond reasoning. Usually empty vessels make noise and you are one such vessel.

  • mukupe

    alliance haina VP why? or a proper structure

  • Dr Sydney

    It’s not true

  • Flame

    0+0=0 chamisa plus NPf mucharakashwa neZanu pf

  • Dzimbabwe

    I think vana Grace should appreciate vakambotongawo zvekuformer other political parties it’s a sign of immaturity and a sign of disrespect zvakadaro havahwinhe cz ED ndovane nyanga

  • Hope

    Party inosvika ku maelections isina mutungamiriri sei apa u wanna represent the people it dsnt make any sense there no life after wasiya Zanu pf lesson learnt to all Zanu pf rivals

    • Gravitti

      Inaye Mutinhiri registered ne ZEC wani hamuna kuona list yemacandidates here nhayi uchatomuona paballot paper.

  • Murenga

    If chamisa takes the offer to be a leader kuNPF atsva hw can you agree to be a leader yeparty yakadzingwa neruzhiji ree Zimbabwe it dsnt make any sense rily

  • Pamusoroi

    Propaganda…save your breath Charamba. Respond like Zimbabwe spokesperson not a party spokesperson.

  • Advocate

    That comment is correct Kokie. Read it again and u’ll see u should laugh at yoself instead!!

  • Moe_Scyslack2

    Pure hogwash.

  • Takesure Zvazviri

    Chamisa is in need of cash for campaigning and Grace has that cash, so its a good coalition, but i forsee another split with the likes of Biti