ZANU PF Hurungwe East MP Sarah Mahoka yesterday said First Lady Grace Mugabe was anointed by the Spirit of Mbuya Nehanda.
“No woman can be equated to our only anointed Amai Mugabe. She is an angel sent to this country to liberate all women and men. She is anointed by the spirit of Ambuya Nehanda,” Mahoka said.
“Noone can fit her (First Lady’s) shoes and even her deputy Sandi Moyo cannot call for a Women’s League meeting without the First Lady’s consent”.
Mahoka was fuming and ordered Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs minister Faber Chidarikire to publicly apologise over his weekend gaffe where he “jokingly” addressed Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s wife, Auxilia, as Acting First Lady.
Chidarikire made the alleged offensive remarks while introducing Auxilia at a Zanu PF celebration party at Chinhoyi Unversity of Technology in Chinhoyi last Saturday. Several party officials immediately expressed their displeasure at the prank which they described as tantamount to anointing her First Lady Grace Mugabe’s successor.
“I was just joking,” Chidarikire later said, although the damage had already been done. Chidarikire’s remarks were in bad taste as they came shortly after the expulsion of former Vice-President Joice Mujuru on charges of plotting to topple President Robert Mugabe.