ZANU PF closes ranks as Dr Grace, Joyce and Commander Report grace inauguration

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ZANU PF closes ranks as Dr Grace, Joyce and Commander Report grace inauguration

Nevanji Munyaradzi Chiondegwa

Monday, the 4th of September 2023 marked the start of the Second Term of the Second Republic as President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa was sworn in as President of the Republic of Zimbabwe.

The event was graced by three former high ranking ZANU PF officials, namely Dr Grace Mugabe, former Vice Presidents Dr Joyce Mujuru and Report Phelekezela Mphoko.

The occasion also saw the first public appearance of former First Lady Grace Mugabe accompanied by her daughter Ms Bona Mugabe. The arrival of the Dr Grace as she is affectionately known drew quite an excitement and a flurry of activity among guests and members of local and international press. It drew lots of cheers as Dr Stop It strolled in.

Former Vice President and war veteran Dr Joyce Teurai Ropa Mujuru was the second of former high ranking party members to grace the occasion. She was making her first public appearance at an occasion in Harare since 2014. She arrived to wild cheers from the delegates who had gathered at the stadium.

The President, HE ED Mnangagwa and Vice President General( Rtd ), CGNDC Chiwenga took turns to acknowledge the presence of the revered former liberation war commander.

Another former Vice President and war veteran Cde Report Phelekezela Mphoko also graced the occasion as ZANU PF chose the grandest occasion to close ranks.

The gentle giant arrived in low-key style but could still not avoid the cheers and flurry of activity from guests and the press.

Ms Bona Mugabe was not the only member of the Gushungo clan at the occasion as the former President RG Mugabe’s son, Robert Junior, looking quite debonair also made his way into the stadium. Gushungo has endeared himself to the Party faithful and hierarchy as he received all round cheers.

The event marked the first time the previously estranged party officials have attended the public events together, in a show of unity with the current administration.

It served as a sign of confidence in the leadership of President Mnangagwa, and poignant gesture reconciliation among the cadres.

The unity also neutralised political renegades like Saviour Kasukuwere, who wanted to resuscitate their moribund political careers by riding on the tails of the former First Family. The move pulled the rug under the legs of the spiteful politicians.

ZANU PF is now on a better pedestal that unifies the people and guarantees it of much-better electoral prospects.