First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe does not have any ambitions to be the Vice President of this country and she remains content with her position as the secretary for Women Affairs in Zanu-PF, a top Women’s League official has said.
Addressing the party’s Harare provincial women’s league members yesterday, national secretary for finance Cde Sarah Mahoka, urged all errant youths and other senior party members against insulting Amai Mugabe as she harboured no intentions to deputise her husband.
“To start with, Amai Mugabe was never interested in taking up her current position as Women’s League leader, but we had to put pressure on her until she finally accepted. We believed in her leadership and even now we still have confidence in her.
“However, we do not want her to be the Vice President and she also personally does not want to be the Vice President of this country.
“We do not know where such false claims are coming from. What we know is that she is content with her current position and nothing has changed,” said Cde Mahoka.
Cde Mahoka, who is also Hurungwe East legislator, brushed aside the claims as unreasonable saying there was no way Amai Mugabe could deputise her own husband in the same Government.
“Where in this world have you heard of the president’s wife being the vice president? That thought is just ridiculous and we as the Women’s League are tired of all lies being levelled against our mother, the President himself and the First Family at large,” she said.
Cde Mahoka said the false claims were the reasons why the First Lady was being insulted and vilified by some errant party members before urging the culprits to stop it.
She took a swipe on the conduct of some suspended youth leaders Godwin Gomwe and Godfrey Tsenengamu who stand accused of publicly denigrating Amai Mugabe and other senior party leaders.
“Gomwe and Tsenengamu are very young and misguided boys who lack respect for their elders and party leadership. They are very green politically and they must desist from such conduct,” said Cde Mahoka.