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Application for removal of Grace Mugabe from EU Sanctions List

By Cde Nathaniel  (Not to be confused with Nathaniel Manheru)

I filed an official and urgent application for the EU to remove Lady Grace Mugabe from the sanctions list.  Why did I do it?

Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe addresses party supporters at an event on the outskirts of Harare, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Grace Mugabe warned those of her husband’s generation that they can’t take power because they are old, too. As the world’s oldest head of state approaches his 93rd birthday on Tuesday Feb. 21, 2017. Zimbabwe has been planning a party for thousands of people. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

In July of 2002 Lady Grace was placed on the EU sanctions list. The reason given by EU MP Glenys Kinnock was,

“ Sanctions will stop Grace Mugabe going on her shopping trips in the face of catastrophic poverty blighting the people of Zimbabwe”

Clearly Grace Mugabe is way beyond shopping now. In any case the sanctions may have stopped her from shopping in the EU but she has managed to do her shopping in various other places.

The role of Grace Mugabe in the new political paradigm emerging in Zimbabwe justify the removal of sanctions against her person.

Why do I say this?

I do not particularly like Grace Mugabe. In fact, if her people were to get their hands on me, they would likely do to me what happened to Itai Dzamara. I would disappear.

However, in the interests of reducing the catastrophic poverty blighting the people of Zimbabwe, it is my humble opinion that Lady Grace Mugabe could play a crucial role in that regard. Therefore, the removal of sanctions against her person would serve to influence her attitude and behaviour and open a legitimate diplomatic channel for mediation which could result in the rehabilitation of relations between Zimbabwe and the EU.

Grace Mugabe is now a powerful political player in her own right based on the following developments.

  1. In 2014, she was elected head of the ZANU-PF Women’s League.
  2. In that same year she also became a member of the ZANU-PF Politburo, giving her aseat on the ruling party’s top decision-making body.
  3. In 2014 her influence resulted in the historic dismissal of vice president, Joice TeuraiRopa Mujuru
  4. In February 2016 her influence led to the suspension of Johannes Tomana, the thenZimbabwean attorney and the Prosecutor-General. He was ultimately dismissed in June 2017.
  1. Her influence resulted in the historic dismissal on 6 November 2017 of vice president and Zanu pf politburo member, E.D Mnangagwa, who has since fled to exile.
  2. She is set to be elected vice president of Zimbabwe at the upcoming Zanu Pf congress in December.
  3. She is poised to likely succeed her husband, president R. G Mugabe and she has publicly made her intentions to that effect known.

The above reasons show clearly that Lady Grace Mugabe has gone beyond the shopper who should be barred from the EU. That rationale may have worked in 2002 but it is now outdated and thats why it is prudent to reverse those sanctions against her person.

Rather, I think a policy of engagement, persuasion and rapport is ideal, in order to influence her attitude and behaviour in a manner that is beneficial to the people of Zimbabwe and the international community. Such a policy would result in a win-win situation for everyone in my humble opinion.

That is the rationale behind my application.

Therefore, it is prudent for the EU to pursue a new policy towards Grace Mugabe of persuading and encouraging her to do the right thing and the first step to show rapport is removing her person from the sanctions list.

This rationale underpins a common interest which is to see a better Zimbabwe with better EU relations.

Au revoir !

Cde Nathaniel Citizen of Zimbabwe.

  • Mxxxxxxxm mwana weHure pfutsekii why are doing such kak motherfucker leave that bitchie alone

  • kkkkkkkkk ahhh ndimboseka nhamo serugare ngaamboende Ku west anomboona kunaka kwedzimwe nyika Ku China uko wanongopinda mu Beijing chete wanoona wanhu wachitengesa matoy woti wana kunamai tyme tyme wowamamisa mumugwagwa

  • Kkkkkkkkk

  • go to hell

  • Uyuwo uyu bodo

  • First it was Mzembi on WHO; now its you on Gucci Cable, Mugabe to be removed from Sanctions..

    #Nomatter how minions try to clear the Goblins name- they are making things worse..

    #Hapana chisingapere.. this kingdom is derailing .. ,

    #sadly not even angels can serve it..

    #Sauro warambwa neDenga.. You are holding to the Kingdom yet David has already been annointed

    • A Kingdom built on false hope will derailed like an ice cube melting.

  • Ngatitambei mushe pano serious munhu iyeye akanorova vanhu ikoko hamheno

  • Sponsored fake opinion

  • Nathaniel pamhata pako

  • Bva vana nhataniere chasara kunanzva robert nagrace kunobuda nedhodho chaiko! Bootlickng yacho yakanyanya

  • Ukaona uchirota zvakadai muka ubike doro!
    Waakuda kugadzirira kokuenda kana kaharahwa kafaka?! Manje zviroto!

    “Unyira poogona!”

    “Wishful thinking”
    Edza zvimwe girlfriend!

  • kuti vanotenga zvikepe

  • Not the time!

  • I would love to smoke the same leaves that you are inhaling!

  • One of Grace Mugabe boyfriends

  • Maoko kuna amai..

  • Sony

    Idiot

  • Ha nhai ndimi vapfanha mukusvirana nagrace ndichakubatai

  • The application should be to ban her from addressing any rally in Zimbabwean soil. Who the fuck is she?

  • jackM

    tibvire mhani iwe.

  • Is this supposed to be a joke. I read this article but l can’t take it literally because it can only be a joke.

  • Grace Mugabe is just another overrated bitch.

  • Sick!

  • Politics of hatred is very retrogressive.I couldn’t agree with u more.if the opposition fails to bury their differences zanupf(grace ) will win in 2018 hands down.its even evident than ever that we have to bear with a zanupf gvt for the 5 years.even statistical data from the bvr registration shows ZANU is leading based on strongholds.therefore its rational and imperative that grace be engaged for the betterment of our social and economic benefit as a country.we should not just condemn without proffering alternatives.sanctions are not even working.which is more beneficial ;having grace as our queen under sanctions? Or having grace as our queen BT without sanctions.you dnt have to a populist to be a president BT u have to be someone who gets things done with brutal efficiency.at least we now have two pple who mek decisions for zim unlike before wer bob was the only decision maker and consultations were just a formality .I will not vote for tsvangirai fr the fact that he is MDC but will vote for the candidate who will get things better.even if Gucci meks things better I will b glad to have her as a present.until and only until u have stopped hurricane Gucci from becoming president (events tell otherwise),her engagement will b neccessary

    • Jasi your assesssment is correct but m requesting you to encourage the popullation to register seriously.Pple shld stop being emorrional and say no me l wont vote coz its obvious Pf will win ….no no no ….Plz note that the gucci cable house has holes now ..Lets register to vote….

  • Noooo musarove imbwa makaviga mupini

    Grace and Mugabe iMhondi deal with them likewise

  • No leave her well alone on that list !

  • Why?She cannot get Gucci in Malaysia?

  • Signet wega iwe

  • You must be a herbalist who is high on his own herbs.May thunder strike you Sir for being a devil’s advocate!

  • Chikiti

    This is absolute BullShitt !! 😡

  • kwai ndikat vava mwana waBona….munangagwa tokudonhedza mangwana chaiye heeeede mai venyika vanosekera chahan”a nxa

  • Dako

  • Pple shld stop being insultive and being emortional…The only thing that can help you out of this is to take advantage of the weaknessess of the Gucci cable house which s on rigmaroy and divided….Let us register to vote sure….This tym the dog eat dog thing s not gonna work coz most of the dogs are ????? …lets Register to VOTE…. simple….

  • Boo.

  • Black Jesus

    Removing or leaving her on the sanctions won’t change our lives, so its just best to leave her on it.

  • They should please allow her to travel wherever she wants as long as they can keep her there.

  • Ms. Tanya Wheatley

    Rubbish

  • stingray

    Nathaniel Manheru?

  • silungisn

    Utters rubbish

  • seems she wants a wider variety of European supermarkets to shop from. Shopping is the only skill she… https://t.co/UWqq8y2C2l

  • Yap ap

    What a load of rubbish

  • dr krieg

    Whoever wrote this absolute mess is a fucking idiot

  • Ummm

    Ko kushopa kunombonetsa here –

    Kana unemari , lets say half a ‘meal’ OR meal to spend. Unotaura nemakambani anosenze on behalf of eg- harodzi.

    Vanendege dzavo zvinozikanwa nevane mari , A380 airbus yakagadziridzwa kuita shopu mukati 3 floors….munezvese – Ose ma top brands – $1K-$50K+

    Vanouya kwauri kana ku Harare air poti kana dhubhai kuzokushopesa….dhipositi yadzo yakakura hazvizi zvevese vese.

    Ma sanctions , kana grace akaita prez , tinowabvisa on day one hazvizi zvinhu zvinonetsa , the request was not necessary….asi kushopa ngakuite kushoma , salary ya president must not be more than $200K…ma MPs ANOFANIRA kupuhwawo pakati o….kutivasanokoresa..5K pm il do.

  • Amandajeza

    you must feel a bit of a fool today