By Terrence Mawawa, Masvingo | MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has described First Grace Mugabe’s presidential ambitions as wishful thinking adding the outspoken Zanu PF Women’s League boss has no capacity to lead the country.
Addressing party supporters at a rally in Mashava last Saturday Tsvangirai said Mrs Mugabe would never succeed her husband. Political observers quickly pointed out Tsvangirai’s utterances could be a reflection of the veteran opposition leader’s lame duck approach towards political events in the country.
Tsvangirai said Grace was daydreaming about her presidential ambitions. “I have heard Grace saying she will push Mugabe in a wheelbarrow to the state house and that she is well positioned to replace Mugabe.Let me clearly state that we will not allow that to happen.They (Mugabe and Grace) are running the affairs of the entire nation like a private company.Grace will never rule this country,” said Tsvangirai. The MDC leader who is regarded as a key player in the formation of the much anticipated grand coalition said he was not in a hurry to join the much touted coalition.
Grace Mugabe has earned herself the ‘Stop it’ tag through vitriolic attacks on both opposition supporters and Zanu PF members. Tsvangirai urged party supporters to demand food aid from Mugabe when he comes to Masvingo for his 92 birthday bash on Saturday.
Grace and her husband are likely to face a hostile reception following Mrs Mugabe’s attack on war veterans and senior party supporters, including Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.