The wife of Zimbabwe’s 92-year-old President, Robert Mugabe, has said that he is so popular that if he died, he could run as a corpse in next year’s election and still win votes.
Grace Mugabe, 51, was addressing a rally of the governing Zanu-PF party.
His wife, who has often professed her undying loyalty to her husband, has assumed an increasingly high public profile.
“One day when God decides that Mugabe dies, we will have his corpse appear as a candidate on the ballot paper,” Mrs Mugabe told the rally in Buhera, south-east of the capital Harare.
“You will see people voting for Mugabe as a corpse. I am seriously telling you – just to show people how people love their president.”
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