The wife of Zimbabwe’s long term leader Robert Mugabe, Grace, has caused quite the stir in her homeland after claiming that her husband would contest elections in 2018 – even if he’s dead!
Grace, speaking to supporters at a rally in Buhera, said that those jockeying for position to replace the 92 year old have to slow down because he’s not going anywhere.
“If God decides to take him, then we would rather field him as a corpse,” she said, according to the Guardian.
Mugabe has ruled the southern African nation since leading it to Independence in 1980, but has since clung desperately onto power despite his advanced age and diminishing health.
However, even for those waiting for the old man’s death to stake their claim, his wife says even death would not stop him competing.