by TZN Correspondent
MASVINGO Provincial Affairs minister and party politburo member Shuvai Mahofa has warned any attempts from those backing Grace Mugabe for the top job to stay-off, as they recognised her just as the Women’s League leader in the party, it has been reported.
According to the Newsday newspaper, Mahofa said as a province, they were rallying behind Mugabe and warned those pushing for his wife to take over to remember Grace was just the Women’s League boss.
“There are some in the party who want to tarnish the image of the First Lady and trying to destroy Zanu PF in the Press by linking her to some posts. We chose the First Lady as leader of the Women’s League,” Mahofa said.
“We have one centre of power in Zanu PF namely Baba VaMugabe, yet others say they want to replace him with someone.
Makambozvionepi izvozvo? (Where have you seen that happen?) To those who are doing it, I say: ‘Stop it’!” Mahofa said much to the applause of the delegates.
The resolution by Masvingo province comes as the Women’s League in Mashonaland West province reportedly moved a motion for a woman to be included in the presidium, a development which could put the First Lady among the front runners if adopted at the party’s conference next month.
But Mahofa’s statement warned any attempts from those backing Grace for the top job to stay-off, as they recognised her just as the Women’s League leader in the party.
The Zanu PF inter-district conference held at Masvingo Teachers’ College said it recognised the national party leadership as it stands with Mugabe as the leader, assisted by Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko as Vice-Presidents.