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Zimbabwe ex-leader Mugabe on 1st trip abroad since resigning

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, have traveled to Singapore on their first trip abroad since Mugabe resigned last month under pressure from the military and ruling party, the presidential spokesman said Tuesday.

Zimbabwe ex-leader Mugabe on 1st trip abroad since resigning

Zimbabwe's presidential spokesman says former leader Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, have traveled to Singapore on their first trip abroad since Mugabe resigned last month under pressure from the … Click to Continue »

Is the party over for the Mugabe kids?

There have been few glimpses of the lavish luxury lifestyles of two of Robert Mugabe’s sons since his fall from power. Bellarmine Chatunga and Robert Junior, his sons by his wife Grace, had earned an international reputation for party excess and big spending in Johannesburg, using social media to document their lifestyle. This while Zimbabwe’s…

Inside the lives of the 'Rich Kids of Zimbabwe,' who spend their money on fast cars, island vacations, and private jets

Zimbabwe has struggled with massive debt and poverty throughout the country. Robert Mugabe, who had been Zimbabwe's leader since the country's creation in 1980, was ousted earlier this month. He and his wife, Grace, have led a lavish...Show More Summary

Grace Mugabe requests not top priority for Mnangagwa

DURBAN - Grace Mugabe, former First Lady of Zimbabwe is reported to have pleaded with President Emmerson Mnangagwa's new administration to continue with the building of the $1 billion Robert Gabriel Mugabe University. This request may not be top priority for Mnangagwa's government. Show More Summary

Stop Blaming Mugabe's Wife for Mugabe's Actions

A common narrative has emerged in the wake of Robert Mugabe's ouster in Zimbabwe: His undoing can be blamed on wife Grace's greedy grab for power. Actually, this narrative is being cast as a "tale of two wives," writes Zimbabwe-born novelist Panashe Chigumadzi in a Washington Post op-ed. The idea...

Mugabe Will Continue Living in Zimbabwe, Spokesman Says

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The issue of immunity did not come up in talks with the military over the future of the former president and his wife, Grace, the spokesman said.

Grace and Robert Mugabe 'to remain in Zimbabwe' under government deal

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Robert Mugabe and his family are set to remain in Zimbabwe under a deal with the ruling party that will see them retreat from politics in exchange for secure retirement, diplomatic and political sources in Harare said.   Mr Mugabe, 93,...Show More Summary

Opinion: The Fall of Africa’s Most Hated First Lady

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

African presidential wives are expected to unify their nations and respect their elders. “Gucci GraceMugabe did neither.

Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, in key dates

Here are some key dates in the life of Grace Mugabe, wife of resigned president Robert Mugabe, whose ambitions to succeed him largely led to a military takeover. - July 23, 1965: Grace Marufu is born in South Africa. - 1996: Aged 31, she marries Robert Mugabe, 72, for whom she had been working as a secretary and having an affair. Show More Summary

Fall from Grace: Mugabe's wife was his weakness

President Robert Mugabe's downfall was caused by the ambitions of his combative wife Grace, whose emergence as his likely successor proved a step too far for Zimbabwe's military, analysts say. Grace Mugabe -- 41 years younger than her husband -- was once dismissed as a lightweight shopping addict. Show More Summary

Grace Mugabe: the office worker who wanted to rule Zimbabwe

By Joe Brock HARARE (Reuters) - The spectacular rise and fall of Zimbabwe's uncompromising First Lady, Grace Mugabe, had an unusual beginning: an office affair. It was the early 1990s when President Robert Mugabe's eye fell upon one of his shy young typists. Show More Summary

The rise and fall of Grace Mugabe

The spectacular rise and fall of Zimbabwe’s uncompromising First Lady, Grace Mugabe, had an unusual beginning: an office affair. It was the early 1990s when President Robert Mugabe’s eye fell upon one of his shy young typists. She would become his wife, a ferociously ambitious politician and, more than two decades later, a contributor to […]

Robert Mugabe's power-hungry wife, 'Gucci Grace,' may have provoked Zimbabwe's military takeover

"Gucci" Grace Mugabe may have been the source of the military's ire and potentially spurred this week's armed takeover. Robert Mugabe is reportedly under house arrest. Grace Mugabe appeared to be angling to become Zimbabwe's vice president...Show More Summary

From typist to first lady of Zimbabwe to presidental contender. Did Grace Mugabe's political ambitions topple her husband?

To supporters, she is a talented businesswoman and philanthropist. Detractors consider her a shrewd and power-hungry opportunist. Now it appears that the machinations of Grace Mugabe have unintentionally led to the downfall of her 93-year-old husband, Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe and...

Grace Mugabe, Shrewd if Ill-Tempered, Became a Target of Zimbabwe’s Anger

4 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Robert Mugabe’s wife helped oust two successive vice presidents who rivaled her as potential successors to her ailing husband.

To understand the coup in Zimbabwe, you need to know more about Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwe is the first country in Southern Africa to have a post-independence coup. The military has taken control of the capital Harare, with tanks and troops stationed around the city. Its army generals officially announced around 4 a.m. local time on Wednesday that President Robert Mugabe and his family “are safe and sound and their […]

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