First Lady is meeting students in Mazowe. Live feed from Newsday and The Herald
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1758: The First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe said indigenisation is for everyone not the Mujuru family only. She urged the Vice President to resign forthwith because the writing is on the wall and in bold that people don’t tolerate corruption.
She said she was in possession of a video in which VP Mujuru derogates her and President Mugabe. VP Mujuru is alleged to have said “Mai Mugabe vanongoswera vachikwekweredza nekamudhara ikako nenyaya yekukara mari”.
She said noone should intimidate supporters ahead of congress.
Due to the problems we had with connectivity the First Lady’s address will be captured in full when we upload the audio file.
1700: In her address Cde Muchinguri said Amai Mugabe is a war veteran who has started another revolution in Zanu PF which will eliminate crooks. She said the revolution started in Mazowe after the women’s league realised that some people were creating centres of power. She thanked Amai Mugabe for exposing corrupt people saying it had opened the way for people to come out in the open as her office was now being flooded with people coming to complain about widespread extortion.
15:00 Grace goes on a charade, attacking Mujuru.
“She must stop blaming the dead for amassing wealth using corrupt means. Why did she inherit things that were not properly acquired,” she says in apparent reference to Mujuru.
On her husband, she says, ” Mugabe is a grandmaster and will have the last laugh.”
“I trapped Mujuru and I now have recording of her in a mini-skirt, speaking ill of me and the president. We are tired of this stupidity, ngaaende izvozvi.”
14:30 Grace defends her luxurious lifestyle and claims she is building a high school and a university to be named after Robert Mugabe.
“We are the biggest dairy farmers in the country with over 2,500 dairy cows. We took risks and overborrowed for this project.
13:40: Musician Soul Jah Love is seen walking in.
13:30 Grace starts her speech with an apparent attack on Joice Mujuru.
“Mademon ngaadzokere kuDotito, we exorcise those demons in the name of Jesus”
13:00. Deputy Foreign Affairs minister Christopher Mutsvangwa says war veterans will fight those against Mugabe including ‘ a woman who lied that she grounded a plane.”
Oppah Muchinguri says Grace Mugabe’s Mazowe Orphanage is where independence from Mugabe’s plotters was won.
Cde Oppah Muchinguri is now on the podium.
1231: Proceedings have temporarily stopped because Cdes Christopher Mutsvangwa and Saviour Kasukuwere arrive to rousing applause from the crowd.
1222: ZICOSU president says VP Mujuru should resign in the next 14 days failure of which the organisation will confront her.
1215: He says they will do whatever to defend President Mugabe and are not supporting the First Lady because she’s the President’s wife but because of the works she has done. He says that anyone who tries to devide the first family would have declared war with them. He called for the replacing of Higher and Tertiary Education minister Olivia Muchena for ignoring the concerns of students. He added that Indigenisation minister Francis Nhema must also be shown the door for failing to represent the interests of the youth.
He says ZICOSU endorses President Mugabe and Amai Mugabe as first secretary and secretary for women’s affairs respectively.
1201: ZICOSU president Leopold Chakanyuka is addressing the gathering now.
1132: The slogan today is “Pasi nevanoda kuuraya VaMugabe!!” in apparent reference to acccusations levelled against Cdes Rugare Gumbo and Didymus Mutasa.
1126: Amai Mugabe is accompanied by Cdes Eunice Sandi and Oppah Muchinguri.
1115: Amai Mugabe has arrived. People chant “Doctor doctor doctor doctor!!!!”
1055: Cde Mupunga is believed to be part of the clique of youths allegedly aligned to Vice President Mujuru’s faction. “Igamatox ngaende!!” the youths are shouting.
1041: People have already been treated to free drama as members of the National Youth League have dragged their colleague, secretary for administration, Cde Varaidzo Mupunga who was seated deep in the crowd to the front.
1040: Thousands of students from tertiary institutions from around the country are gathered at Mazowe children’s home where they will meet First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe.