Choose successor Grace tells Bob

Choose successor Grace tells Bob

July 28 2017 – PRESIDENT Mugabe should name  his successor,  says First Lady Grace wading into a subject that  the has previously been regarded as taboo.

Grace Mugabe told members of the ruling ZANU-PF party women’s league that naming a successor “will enable all members to rally behind one candidate,” reports state broadcaster ZBC today.

Mugabe has repeatedly said he will not choose a successor adding that  he will contest next year’s election. 

This is the first time the first lady has publicly urged her husband to name a successor, after previously saying  her husband could rule even from the grave although she did not say whether her statements were about next year’s election.

Grace, who heads the ZANU-PF women’s league, has become increasingly powerful in politics in recent years, says her husband’s choice on a successor should be final.

ZBC reported that she said naming a successor “has been the trend in other countries.” She also used a biblical analogy of a son who organised a feast to crown himself because his father was sick.

Some analysts have suggested that  President Mugabe,  could call an early election. – News24