Mugabe's Wife Has Plans for Husband's Corpse to Lead

She says Mugabe, 92, should run for president even if he's dead
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2017 10:20 AM CST
Wife: Robert Mugabe Should Run for President 'as a Corpse'
The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, seen her last year, wants him to run for president "as a corpse" if he should die before the next election.   (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi - File)

Dictators have a notoriously firm grasp on power, but this is ridiculous. The AP reports the wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe—who turns 93 next week—says he should still run for president even if he dies before the next election. "If God decides to take him, then we would rather field him as a corpse," Grace Mugabe, 51, said during a rally Friday. She said Mugabe, who has been in power since 1980, should run for president as a dead man to "prove that people love him," according to News24. Mugabe has said he wants to live to 100 and plans to rule for life. His wife apparently has bigger plans. Last year, Grace Mugabe told supporters her husband will be their leader ever after he's "in the grave." (More Robert Mugabe stories.)

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