Grace Mugabe
First lady of Zimbabwe; wife of Robert Mugabe
Grace Mugabe
Grace Mugabe, (born 23 July 1965), is the second wife of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and the First Lady of Zimbabwe from her marriage to the leader in 1996. Grace was previously married to Stanley Goreraza, an air force pilot, and now working in the Zimbabwe embassy in China. As secretary to the president, she became his mistress while still married to Goreraza and together they had two children, Bona, named for Mugabe's mother, and Robert Peter, Jr.
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Even a dead Robert Mugabe could stand in Zimbabwe election - wife - BBC News
Google News - 3 days
NewsDay Even a dead Robert Mugabe could stand in Zimbabwe election - wife BBC News 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. Death Won't Stop Mugabe Re-election Bid, Says WifeVoice of America Zimbabwe Protest Pastor Says Open to a Political RunWorld Politics Review Zimbabwe: First Lady Hits Out At Power-Hungry BigwigsAllAfrica.com ABC Online -The Herald -Death and Taxes -africanews all 61 news articles »
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In Zimbabwe, a First Lady Exerts Her Power
New York Times - about 2 months
Grace Mugabe, the wife of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, is one of the main actors maneuvering to succeed him.
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Zimbabwe's Mugabe back home after death rumours
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has returned from his annual month-long holiday and returned to work Saturday, state media said, following rumours that he had collapsed and died in Asia. Mugabe, who turns 92 next month, met Equatorial Guinea's President Theodore Obiang Nguema for over three hours on Saturday in the Zimbabwean capital Harare, state-run newspaper The Herald said. "President Mugabe and the First Lady Grace Mugabe arrived home last night (Friday), quashing false media reports that (he) had suffered a heart attack while on his annual leave in the Far East," The Herald said.
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Zimbabwe lawmaker acquitted of insulting Grace Mugabe
Yahoo News - about 1 year
A Zimbabwean court has acquitted a legislator of insulting President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace, who is seen as a possible successor to the veteran leader, an independent daily reported Wednesday. Justice Wadyajena was accused of shouting "abusive or insulting language" at a fellow ZANU-PF party member who had a portrait of Grace Mugabe and pro-Grace slogans emblazoned on his car. "The aspect of insulting the First Lady is no longer there," Givemore Muvhiringi, Wadyajena's lawyer, told the News Day.
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Zimbabwe: Chinese First Lady Visits Mazowe Children's Home - AllAfrica.com
Google News - about 1 year
NDTV Zimbabwe: Chinese First Lady Visits Mazowe Children's Home AllAfrica.com Chinese First Lady Madame Peng Liyuan yesterday visited the Amai Grace Mugabe Children's Home in Mazowe and was enthralled by the philanthropic work being carried out by First Lady Grace Mugabe. Madame Peng, a popular Chinese musician, ... Zhang Ming addresses FocacIndependent Online China's Xi arrives in South Africa for talks with Zuma, trade summitTimes LIVE China's Xi in Zimbabwe to sign power, infrastructure dealsReuters Africa Xinhua -Who's Who Southern Africa all 1,075 news articles »
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Mugabe's wife denies presidential ambitions
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Thursday denied harbouring ambitions to succeed her husband, pledging instead to support the 91-year-old's next presidential bid. Grace Mugabe, 50, said her focus is on leading the ZANU-PF women's wing and that she would support Mugabe when he seeks re-election, even if he is wheelchair-bound by then. "Some have laughed at me saying Mugabe's wife must be mad.
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Mugabe says 'whole country' will vote for his ZANU-PF party
Fox News - over 3 years
President Robert Mugabe kick-started his election campaign Thursday exuding confidence that Zimbabweans will vote to extend his 33-year rule when they go to the ballot box in three weeks' time. "On the 31st of this month the whole country will vote ZANU-PF back into government," 89-year-old Mugabe said in an hour-long speech to some 6,000 supporters in Chiweshe, 120 km (75 miles) north of the capital Harare. Unleashing his trademark populist bravado, Mugabe doubled down on nationalist rhetoric and hit out at his opponents from the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party, with whom he has been forced to share power for the last four years. The elections will end that forced and often abusive marriage, but there are mounting fears Mugabe's supporters will not allow the vote to be free and fair or that the voter roll will be rigged. Previous elections have been marred by bloodshed, to the extent that Mugabe's main rival in 2008, the MDC's Morgan Tsvangirai, felt forced to withdraw ...
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Zimbabwe's President Mugabe in Singapore for routine medical checkup, state radio reports
Fox News - over 4 years
Zimbabwe's 88-year-old president left for Singapore for a routine medical checkup, state radio reported Tuesday. After several trips to the Asian country in the past year, it is the first time the state broadcaster has officially announced reasons for his departure. The last time President Robert Mugabe went to Singapore on a private visit in April, state radio said that some Western and local media organizations "peddled falsehoods" that he was gravely ill. The announcement follows a slew of reports in Zimbabwe media loyal to Mugabe on his fitness — even that he has a strict exercise regime and awakens before the rest of his household — in efforts to head off speculation on his health. Mugabe, who has ruled the southern African nation for more than three decades, has looked healthy at recent public engagements and repeatedly declared his is "as fit as a fiddle." In local media, Mugabe allies and foes have recently pra ...
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Mugabe back home ‘fit as a fiddle’
The Zimbabwe Guardian - almost 5 years
Categories: Breaking News, National Tags: Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Nicholas Goche, Dr. Sydney Sekeramayi, Mugabe back home, Nicholas Goche, President Joice Mujuru, Robert Mugabe, Rugare Gumbo, Webster Shamu Mugabe arrives PRESIDENT Mugabe and the First Lady Grace Mugabe have returned from Singapore where they had gone for the Easter holiday. They were met at the Harare International Airport by Vice President Joice Mujuru, ministers Webster Shamu, Sydney Sekeramai, Nicholas Goche, Saviour Kasukuwere, senior government officials and service chiefs. The president is expected to [...] (Read more...)
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The private lives of dictators` families - 동아일보
Google News - over 5 years
Despite her country's per-capita income of a mere 300 dollars, Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled the African country with an iron fist for three decades, owns real estate worth hundreds of millions of US
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Vice-President want answers about the death of her husband - The Zimbabwe Mail
Google News - over 5 years
“To tell you the truth I have no words to tell you how I was supported by the nation especially the First Lady [Grace Mugabe], the President [Robert Mugabe], Mai [Olivia] Muchena, members of the Politburo and everyone not only Zanu PF,” she said
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Mujuru burial attended by record breaking crowd - The Zimbabwe Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Robert Mugabe, accompanied by his wife Grace Mugabe then arrived for the proceedings. It was unfortunate that there was no body viewing as the late Military icon and strategist was burnt beyond recognition, Mugabe however led the pack in the procession
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Eyebrows Raised As Zimbabwe AG Office Represents Grace Mugabe in S. Africa - Voice of America
Google News - over 5 years
18 August 2011 Eyebrows Raised As Zimbabwe AG Office Represents Grace Mugabe in S. Africa Four drivers employed by Johannesburg-based businessman Ping Sung Hsieh were under house arrest in Harare after being detained when they delivered four trucks
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S. Africa refuses to extradite Grace Mugabe's partner - AFP
Google News - over 5 years
JOHANNESBURG — A South African court has rejected a bid by the Zimbabwe attorney-general to extradite a former business partner of Grace Mugabe to stand trial in Zimbabwe for defrauding the first lady, media said on Tuesday. Mugabe is said to have
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Whither British Journalism? - CounterPunch
Google News - over 5 years
Similar treatment is meted out to Grace Mugabe and Leila Trebelsi, until recently First Lady of Tunisia. In the midst of all this finger-wagging, Alibhai-Brown does drop a tear of compassion for the ill-treated spouses of Idi Amin and other brutes
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Westporter Andrew Wilk Chairing Non-profit Bringing AIDS Clinic to Africa - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
The Zimbabwean minister of health and child welfare in the capital of Harare, Dr. Henry Madzorera, has endorsed the mission of World Health Clinicians, Inc. So has Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwe's 86-year-old political strongman Robert Mugabe and
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I only eat traditional foods: Grace Mugabe - The Zimbabwean
Google News - over 5 years
President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has confirmed that she has been in poor health for several months. In a statement to mark her 46th birthday on July 23, Grace claimed her hip had been dislocated five months ago while she was working out in her gym
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Gaming: Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters - Times LIVE
Google News - over 5 years
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is a game about a group of space police who seemingly unleash more ring based violence upon their enemies than Grace Mugabe at a press conference. The titular Manhunters are evil robots out to spank the naughty
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Gono's empire crumbles - The Zimbabwean
Google News - over 5 years
He also owns the prestigious Chivhu Hotel in first lady Grace Mugabe's home town. A former driver to Gono described the RBZ chief as someone who had swum in money, literally. “Once I was driving the governor on a trip to Kadoma when I asked for
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Grace Mugabe
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 49
    She was nominated as head of the ZANU-PF Women's League, and delegates to the party congress approved her nomination by acclamation on 6 December 2014.
    More Details Hide Details In becoming head of the women's league, she also became a member of the ZANU-PF Politburo. After observers from the European Union were barred from examining Zimbabwe's 2002 elections, the EU imposed sanctions on 20 members of the Zimbabwe leadership and then, in July, extended them to include Grace Mugabe and 51 others, banning them from travelling to participating countries and freezing any assets held there. The United States instituted similar restrictions. During her tenure as first lady, Grace Mugabe has overseen the construction of two palaces. The first, referred to commonly as "Gracelands", became controversial for its extravagance, and Grace Mugabe later explained that she had paid for its construction with her own personal savings. It was later sold to Muammar Gaddafi of Libya. The second, completed in 2007, was reported to have cost $26 million to construct and to have been funded by the ZANU-PF party as thanks for Robert Mugabe's political service.
    Ultimately the accusations against Mujuru resulted in Mujuru being eliminated as a candidate to succeed Mugabe and effectively becoming an outcast within ZANU-PF by the time it held a party congress in December 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Meanwhile, Grace Mugabe's political prominence increased.
    In late 2014, Grace Mugabe was fiercely critical of Vice-President Joice Mujuru, who was alleged to have plotted against President Mugabe.
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    Grace Mugabe was designated as head of the ZANU-PF Women's League in 2014.
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    Controversy ensued when Grace Mugabe was given a doctoral degree in sociology in September 2014 from the University of Zimbabwe two months after entering the program.
    More Details Hide Details She was awarded the degree by her husband and University Chancellor Robert Mugabe. Her doctoral thesis is not available in the University archive and she has faced calls to return her PhD. This caused backlash in the Zimbabwean academic community, with some commenting that this could harm the reputation of the University.
    In 2014, Grace Mugabe was given a doctorate in sociology by the University of Zimbabwe, only two months after registering at the university and although a dissertation does not exist.
    More Details Hide Details The degree was widely described as fraudulent. Grace Mugabe is under personal sanctions in the European Union and the United States for her role in the Mugabe regime.
  • 2010
    Age 45
    In December 2010 US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks brought up again earlier allegations that high-ranking Zimbabwean government officials and well-connected elites, including Mugabe's wife Grace, are generating millions of dollars in personal income by hiring teams of diggers to hand-extract diamonds from the Chiadzwa mine in eastern Zimbabwe.
    More Details Hide Details Grace Mugabe is currently suing a Zimbabwean newspaper over its reporting of claims released by Wikileaks she had made "tremendous profits" from the country's diamond mines. The president's wife is demanding $15m (£9.6m) from the Standard newspaper. Grace Mugabe is known for her lavish lifestyle. The Daily Telegraph called her "notorious at home for her profligacy" in coverage of a 2003 trip to Paris, during which she was reported as spending £75,000 (approx US$120,000) in a short shopping spree; and in the years leading up to 2004 withdrew over £5 million from the Central Bank of Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe she is known sarcastically as "DR Amai" in reference to her Doctorate degree which she was given by her husband, Robert Mugabe. When Grace Mugabe was included in the 2002 sanctions, one EU parliamentarian said that the ban would "stop Grace Mugabe going on her shopping trips in the face of catastrophic poverty blighting the people of Zimbabwe." She faces similar sanctions in the United States.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1997
    Age 32
    In 1997, Grace Mugabe gave birth to the couple's third child, Chatunga.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Age 5
    Grace was born in Benoni in South Africa, and her family lived in South Africa until 1970.
    More Details Hide Details She was previously married to Stanley Goreraza, an air force pilot, who is defence attaché at the Zimbabwe embassy in China. As secretary to the president, she became his mistress while still married to Goreraza and together they had two children, Bona, named after Mugabe's mother, and Robert Peter, Jr. The couple were married in an extravagant Catholic Mass, titled the "Wedding of the Century" by the Zimbabwe press, after the death of Mugabe's first wife, Sally Hayfron.
  • 1965
    Age 0
    Born on July 23, 1965.
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