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Zimbabwe

Grace Ntombizodwa Mugabe

Date of Birth: 23 July 1965
Place of Birth: Benoni, South Africa


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Old crocodile, younger croc

Grace Mugabe widely known as the country’s First Shopper has like Marie-Antoinette a penchant for diamonds and playing at milkmaids...


What mattered was the football

The world football authority the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) allowed only Robert and Grace Mugabe in and the rest including Robert Junior were shown the red card and had to find less august billets...


Diplomacy by other means

Rarely does a week go by without front-page coverage in the state newspapers of Mugabe’s latest foray: greeting Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the Group of Fourteen meeting in Tehran Iran then a quick ‘shopover’ for Grace Mugabe in Dubai United Arab Emirates; gatecrashing the World Economic Forum meeting in Dar es Salaam Tanzania at which Mutambara and Tsvangirai were invited participants last month; a wedding party in Malawi with his ally President Bingu wa Mutharika; a visit to Senegal ably facilitated by Ambassador Trudy Stevenson (nominated by the Movement for Democratic Change MDC); and attending the World Cup kick-off in Soweto on 11 June...

State House has not forgiven her reluctance to be packed off for meetings with Grace Mugabe during the state visit to Zimbabwe of her husband then President Bill Clinton...


Spiriting away diamonds

As a relative of First Lady Grace Marufu and a former State House functionary Mushohwe has much expertise in the diversion of official resources...


The next revolution

Insiders say that President Robert Mugabe was incensed by Makamba’s close relationship with First Lady Grace Marufu Mugabe...


Petrified Politburos

Chris Kuruneri a former Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development (AC Vol 43 No 24 EU/ACP: Bad governance) and a business associate of First Lady Grace Marufu Mugabe also failed to make it onto the Politburo...

Kuruneri was briefly Finance Minister before his arrest and year-long detention for breaking foreign exchange rules in a deal linked to Grace Mugabe and the impresario John Makamba who now lives in exile...


The President ends his holiday

Last year the crisis over the political agreement dragged Mugabe back after only a week leaving First Lady Grace Mugabe to fight it out with unwelcome photographers...


Until the stout lady sings

) Mnangagwa's faction aims to boot out Mujuru in December after undermining her at the Women's Congress with the help of Women's League Chairwoman Oppah Muchinguri and Grace Mugabe...


Ancestral spirits

Grace Mugabe (née Marufu) and Susan Tsvangirai were cousins and thus came under the same family ancestral spirits; so it was important for the First Lady to attend the funeral especially after refusing to shake hands with the Tsvangirais at the swearing-in ceremony last month...


A mixture, not a coalition

We hear that Gono's carelessness might have allowed details of Mugabe's US$6 million Hong Kong property to leak out to the foreign press as well as details of First Lady Grace Mugabe's planned diamond cutting business at Qingdao on China's eastern seaboard...

Gono authorised the transfer of some $100 000 from the Reserve Bank to Grace Mugabe for her January trip to Malaysia and Hong Kong...


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