Saturday, 25 October 2014

Zimbabwe’s First Lady Declares Intention To Succeed Husband As President, Calls For VP’s Resignation


There is a little political war going on in Zimbabwe as first lady intends to succeed husband as president.

The first lady Grace Mugabe yesterday announced her candidacy to succeed her husband, 90-year-old president Robert Mugabe, when he leaves office.

“People say I want to be president, why not? Am I not a Zimbabwean?” the 49-year-old said when addressing veterans of the country’s liberation struggle in Mazowe.

According to ioL News, Mugabe called on Vice President Joice Mujuru, regarded as one of the top contenders to succeed the president, to resign.

“There are plenty of people who can run this country, not Mujuru,” she said, adding that her husband’s deputy would take Zimbabwe “back to where we were before independence.”

Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980, has travelled several times for medical care abroad, sparking speculation that he could step down before his term ends in 2018.

I thought it would be a case of till death do I part from presidency, for President Mugabe.....Zimbabwe is a family business, so why not....

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