The first lady has asked why she herself can't stand for the Presidency.
Britain's new ambassador to Zimbabwe, Catriona Laing, says Robert Mugabe is an iconic figure.
The ex-central bank chief says factions in Zanu-PF are engaging in “vulturous succession battles”.
This comes a week after she was awarded a doctorate from the University of Zimbabwe.
Analysts say the timing of the first lady’s surprise qualification was no coincidence.
Fears of rigging are at a high as factions of Zanu-PF fight over the recent entry of Grace Mugabe.