Grace Mugabe, wife of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, has entered frontline politics sparking speculation she may succeed him as president one day.
The Telegraph reports that Mrs Mugabe has accepted the nomination for secretary of the Zanu PF Women’s League.
She was 'unanimously' picked as the sole candidate for Women's Secretary.
Zimbabwe’s Independent newspaper quotes a women's league official as saying: “This is going to change everything in Zanu PF. Mai Madzongwe made the proposal and Oppah Muchinguri is now running with it. So you can see nothing is fait accompli in Zanu PF. This is going to cause a major upset in the two (Mnangagwa and Mujuru) camps.”
The Telegraph reports that Tendai Biti, the former finance minister and an MP for the Movement for Democratic Change and, said Grace Mugabe “will be the next president of Zanu PF when Mugabe goes”.
“This was always his card,” he told The Telegraph. “This is why we have seen him not choosing between Mnangagwa and Mujuru.