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Grace Ntombizodwa Mugabe

Date of Birth: 23/07/1965
Place of Birth: South Africa


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From Russia with love

On the next day, it was off to New York, accompanied by the newly capped Dr Grace Mugabe PhD, to avoid the fracas with US immigration of previous years...

Grace Mugabe née Marufu’s fast-track doctorate, in 3 months rather than 3 years, has sparked a controversy which still goes on...


Mice at play

President Robert Mugabe's movements are always top secret and the first indication of his four-day trip to Beijing was a picture of himself and Grace Mugabe being seen off at Harare Airport on 31 August...


Women and children first

Vice-President Mujuru gained some ground in the Youth League but the imposition of the First Lady, Grace Mugabe, as the new leader of the Women's League has upset both Mujuru's and Mnangagwa's calculations (AC Vol 55 No 16, Coup de Grace)...

The emergence of Grace Mugabe as leader creates complications for the main factions but douses the tensions that had been building up in the preceding weeks, including rumours of kidnapping of rivals...

Muchinguri stood down, which was part of the plan for Grace Mugabe's accession, while Olivia Muchena (the Mujuru candidate) made a tactical withdrawal...

New force to be reckoned withGrace Mugabe's acceptance speech lacked her husband's Delphic ambiguities...

In order to block Mujuru, the Mnangagwa camp had to surrender key positions to a third force (Grace Mugabe), which in turn could become the nucleus of a new faction...


The science of summitry

When the EU held its Africa summit in March, Angola, Mozambique and South Africa boycotted it because Brussels officials would not give a visa to Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe to attend with her husband...


Coup de Grace

The nomination of Grace Mugabe for the leadership of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front's Women's League has put the cat among the party pigeons...

The First Lady's nomination to head the League was co-ordinated by Senate President Edna Madzongwe, who helped organise the bussing of branch leaders from around the country to Grace Mugabe's ever-expanding Mazowe estate, north of Harare...

Once they had put it forward, Grace Mugabe's nomination had to be announced by Muchinguri, who then had to follow her leader Mnangagwa's earlier example by falling on her sword...

Should anyone have that honour, it is now more likely to be the 49-year-old Grace Mugabe...


Seized farms haunt ZANU-PF

' Grace Mugabe built a multi-million dollar orphanage and boarding school at Iron Mask Farm, expropriated from John and Eva Matthews under the Land Reform Programme in 2002...


Mugabe moves on Marange

The firm would be a joint venture with the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) government but we hear that the biggest private share may already be in the process of transferring to President Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace Mugabe...

The project is spearheaded by Mines and Mining Development Minister, Walter Chidhakwa, who is Mugabe's nephew and a close confidant of Grace Mugabe (AC Vol 54 No 23, Struggles with the economy)...

Transfrontier is believed to house Grace Mugabe's interest in Mbada...

Family interestsGrace Mugabe was instrumental in the appointment of Chidhakwa, who is believed to have a brief to 'secure the [Mugabe] family's interests', said one of our sources...


Scramble for the top

Yet Zimbabwe ended up looking foolish for its reaction to the Belgian refusal to grant a visa to First Lady Grace Mugabe...


Some partners are more equal than others

The run-up to the summit was marked by debate over which presidents were not coming, such as South Africa’s Jacob Zuma, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe (enraged that his wife, Grace Mugabe, was denied an invitation) and invalids such as Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Côte d’Ivoire’s Alassane Dramane Ouattara...

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Grace under fire

A fresh wave of farm expropriation led by President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace Marufu Mugabe, has unsettled the few external lenders still supporting Zimbabwe’s fragile economy...

7 hectares from Interfresh, with the Ministry of Lands, Land Reform and Rural Resettlement reallocating that to Grace Mugabe on 14 January 2013, but details have emerged only now...

This was again frozen after Grace Mugabe grabbed further land from Interfresh in January...


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