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Four in court for booing Grace Mugabe

10/11/2017 00:00:00
by Staff reporter
 
 
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FOUR people Thursday appeared in court for allegedly booing First Lady Grace Mugabe at a Zanu PF presidential youth interface rally held in Bulawayo last Saturday.

The four are Mabutho Lucky Moyo (32) of Lobengula, Mayibongwe Evans Zvigadza (28) of Barbourfields, Walter Sibanda (24) of Tshabalala and Dephine Dzvange (33) of Nketa 7.

They are facing a charge of undermining the authority of the president.

President Robert Mugabe was angered by the four after they booed his wife in his presence as she addressed the rally. Mugabe was to blame his former deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa for bussing in his supporters to boo the first couple. 

Allegations are that the quartet with others sang the song 'Into oyenzayo siyayizonda' (We hate what you are doing).

The song was popularised by Bulawayo-based football club Highlanders fans. They sing it whenever they are unhappy with match officials.

Prosecutor Jerry Mutsindikwa said the accused made hand gestures as they booed Grace and were allegedly being led by former Zanu PF Bulawayo Central District chairpserson Magura Charumbira who was at large.

Mugabe was to fire Mnangagwa Monday for disloyalty.  

The 75 year old had been Mugabe’s aide since the liberation war and had been in government since 1980. Appointed vice-president in 2014, Mnangagwa has been widely touted as the obvious successor to Mugabe.

However following Mnangagwa’s expulsion from both government and the ruling party, Grace is sure to become the vice president as all Zanu PF provinces have endorsed her.

 



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