GRACE MUGABE FINGERED IN STUDENT POLITICS – PHOTOS. Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe has been accused of meddling in student politics.
The Zimbabwe National Students’ Union (Zinasu) charges that Grace allies are sponsoring the rival Zimbabwe Congress of Students’ Union (Zicosu) and provided Tshirts emblazoned with the First Lady’s face in order to intimidate students ahead of the elections.
hinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) leader Joana Mamombe said :“We are seeing that our main opponents Zicosu have roped in Grace Mugabe who provided them with 1 500 Tshirts. To us, it’s a form of intimidation,” Mamombe said.
“These elections are focusing on student issues, but surprisingly, they are bringing in national politics where they intimidate students by wearing these ‘unconquerable’ Tshirts of Grace Mugabe.
So to us, it’s very unfair because we expect this election to be fair and to focus on student issues, not national politics.” But Zicosu’s “sponsored” presidential candidate Watson Mabasa defended the wearing of Grace’s Tshirts, saying the students’ body had the same ideology with her.
“These are our parents and nothing should stop us from wearing Tshirts with Amai Mugabe because our ideologies are the same,” Mabasa said. The Tshirts have the message: “Gore rino tichadzidza zvakawanda”, accompanied by Grace Mugabe’s portrait, while at the back, the message reads “Gore rezvidzidzoUnconquerableMunhu wese kuna amai”.