Yes, they have now come to a point where they can no longer hide the ever-widening fissures which have been lately exacerbated by the increasing frailty of President Mugabe’s old age and uncertainly around succession. However, as we have seen in the past, their survival instinct will never desert them. They will certainly regroup to protect their self-interests, most importantly, their ill-gotten or unexplained wealth which is the sole reason for most of them being in politics or public service.
opinionBy Moses ChambokoMadness is when Grace Mugabe and George Charamba both pretend to be what they are not. Not long ago, George Charamba, the presidential spokesman and secretary for information "disclosed" to the world that indeed, he was the acerbic character known in media circles as Nathaniel Manheru, a character foolishly and blindly pro-ZANU PF. But, of course, we all knew that already!
On the other hand, Dzikamai Mavhaire, in one of his best straight talking moments, gave Grace Mugabe the most befitting nickname, Marujata — the worst name or label for a woman in the traditional African context — a person known for causing confusion, fighting, division, hatred, at times even killings in the village. Marujata is the epitome of an uncultured woman who can easily split families by setting brother against brother. As well, she is generally a character of loose morals.
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