First Lady Grace Mugabe yesterday said it was “cold outside ZAU-PF” because once you leave the party, you are finished.
“Kana usiri muZANU-PF kunze uku kunotonhora, unogara wakapfeka zibhachi,” she was quoted by The Herald as saying. “Have you ever seen anyone who survived after leaving ZANU-PF. Ukange wangobuda muZANU-PF chete wapera, waenda, wabvaruka, wava mvemve.”
She said it was better to apologise and be forgiven as all those who were punished through two or three-year suspensions last year but decided to keep quiet and apologise are still in the party.
“Everyone who has started a party goes nowhere,” she said.
The First also denied that she led any faction.
“Where is the faction? I am ZANU-PF 500 percent. I sleep, eat ZANU-PF and my clothes are ZANU-PF. I do not understand these people (journalists). I think they need a psychologist to see if they are not insane. People voted us to work and I will just work, work and work for the people of Zimbabwe…
“I will not stop working for ZANU-PF because I stay with a hero and I work with big heroes. That is where I get direction. As long as I have energy, I will continue working and connecting with people kusvika vaputika matumbu iwayo. Chokwadi kusvika 2018 vanhu vachashamisika kuti muchembere uyu akambenge arikupi. It is a free Zimbabwe and you can go wherever you want to go.”
She also rubbished media claims that she was buying votes through the goods that she donated at every rally.
“Hazvina basa kana ndikakutenga ukandivhotera its okay. It is better to vote for someone who gives you something than someone who does not. We do not want senseless and nonsensical articles, stooping that low……
“If I am away they say she is in the intensive care unit and if I do not come to meet the people they say I do not like the people. What do you want me to do? I cannot just sit in the State House polishing my nails while people are starving. I come and take people’s messages to their President. That is my duty.”