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Name your successor now, Mugabe’s wife publicly urges him



Name your successor now, Mugabe's wife publicly urges him

Grace Mugabe, 52, wife of 94-year-old Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has for the first time publicly urged her husband to name his successor in order to allow his party rally behind one candidate.

Mugabe’s wife who once said her husband could ‘rule from the grave’, revealed that much while addressing members of the ruling ZANU-PF party women’s league in the capital of Harare.

‘President, don’t be afraid,’ Mrs Mugabe said. ‘Tell us who is your choice and which horse we should back.

‘If you tell us the horse to back, we will rise in our numbers and openly support that horse. Why should our horse be concealed?

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‘I live with this elder. He has wisdom. He is not talkative but he knows what he wants… Mark my words, his word will be final.’

Mugabe who is the world’s oldest head of state and has led Zimbabwe since 1980, has repeatedly refused to name a successor, saying he would take part in next year’s election.

Only three weeks ago, Mugabe was flown to Singapore for medical attention, the third of such trips this year, raising serious concerns about his fitness to continue in office.

On his last trip to the Southeast Asian country, his spokesman, George Charamba, said he was treated for problems with his eyes.


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