ZIM’s first lady Grace Mugabe has been invited to attend the congress of the African National Congress Women’s League in a move that is likely to further raise her political profile in SA as she appears to be readying herself to take over from her husband‚ Robert Mugabe‚ as president.
The SABC quoted women’s league president Angie Motshekga saying: “We have only invited former liberation movements like Zanu PF. So we expect Grace Mugabe to come and we also expect Frelimo (Mozambican ruling party) to come.”
She said that some who weren’t in government had been invited because “they are former friends of the ANC”.
The SA born Grace Mugabe’s sudden rise to political prominence has caused what Zimbabwe’s NewsDay describes as “gnashing of teeth within the ruling party’s top heirarchy“.
She has studiously avoided stating that she wants to be president‚ saying: “I have never — in anyway‚ in any place‚ at any time — said I would want to be the president of this country.” – Sowetan