Zimbabwe Election A Farce Says President’s Wife

Grace Mugabe, wife of Robert Mugabe, told followers of her husband’s ruling Zanu-PF party that even if he loses, Bob will never step aside to allow Morgan Tsvangirai to assume the position of president of the nation. “Even if people vote for the MDC, Morgan Tsvangirai will never step foot inside State House. He will only get to hear abut what it looks like inside State House from people who have been there. Even if Baba(Mugabe) loses, he will only leave State House to make way for someone from Zanu-Pf.” She was on a tour of the rural area of Shamva to inspect homes allegedly burned down by MDC followers. She told an audience, “We want to warn the MDC they should stop immdiately this barbaric campaign of burning and destroying people’s homes.”

Of course, what Grace forgot to mention is that at least 50 members of the MDC have been killed by her husband’s thugs and thousands of people beaten, had their homes burned or displaced. The larger question is why go through the farce of an election when the president has made clear under no condition will he leave the office of being president.