#Zimbabwe’s first lady asks her husband to appoint a successor


Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, revealed Thursday that she encouraged her husband Robert Mugabe, 93 years old and head of the country since 1980, to designate a dolphin to succeed him when he leaves power.

“I get angry with him, I always tell him that you have a role, you have to say who will take your place when you leave,” said Grace Mugabe in Harare in front of the Zanu-PF Women’s League in power.

“President, do not be afraid! Tell us what your choice is, what horse we should support, “she said in a speech in English and Shona.

“The succession of Mugabe will not be possible without his commitment. He has a say as a citizen of the country, “said the 52-year-old president’s wife.

President, do not be afraid! Tell us what your choice is, what horse we should support.

The ZANU- PF is very divided on the identity of the successor of Robert Mugabe, who has never yet taken an official position on the subject.

Grace Mugabe is among the favorites to succeed him, but Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is also regularly quoted.

However, the issue is not yet in the news since Robert Mugabe, the oldest current president of the planet, has decided to run again in the 2018 elections. Last year he even wanted to govern until his 100 years.

He has ruled Zimbabwe ironically since the independence of the country of Great Britain in 1980.

Under its authoritarian regime, Zimbabwe has become significantly impoverished and is now facing a severe economic crisis.


Ali Musa
Xaruunta Dhexe ee Shabakadda Axadle Group
Axadle International Monitoring – Africa


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