Harare – Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe has justified her attacks against her husband’s deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa and insisted that he be fired because he danced while pointing to himself.
Speaking at Rufaro Stadium in Harare where she addressed several members of the Apostolic Church, Grace Mugabe said Mnangagwa was narcissistic and was attempting to overthrow her husband.
Grace Mugabe, who went to pains to demonstrate the way Mnangagwa danced claimed that while dancing to the popular hit Mudhara Vachauya, Mnangagwa had pointed at himself, effectively making it appear as if he was the boss.
It is the third time the popular hit has caused chaos in Mugabe’s ruling party. In Gweru, Zanu PF Youth secretary Kudzai Chipanga warned that the song must only be played for and when President Mugabe arrives.
This was after the DJ had played the song as Mnangagwa entered the venue.
The same sentiments were repeated in Bindura during another rally, and in Bulawayo on Saturday, where another rally was held.
The musician behind the song, Jah Pryzah, was attacked by a mob at a cemetary where he had gone to pay his last respects to a former employee. This happened shortly after Grace Mugabe sympathisers led by COZWA leader Munyaradzi Shoko had written an open letter warning the musician against supporting Mnangagwa.
The link to Grace Mugabe was initially dismissed as far fetched, but has gained traction following another reported assault on the musician last night. According to reports, his car tyres were slashed.
It is certainly clear that the song, and other songs by the musicians are deemed hostile to Grace Mugabe and sympathetic to Mnangagwa. The obsession by Grace Mugabe and her allies seem to add this assertion.
But, this is the first time, that dancing to the song has been interpreted as a coup attempt.