ROBERT Mugabe’s wife Grace Mugabe could now face prosecution for alleged crimes committed while her husband Robert was in power following his death today aged 95.
The president’s spouse has been dubbed Gucci Grace, the First Shopper — or simply DisGrace — because of her massive spending sprees while Zimbabweans starved.
The former secretary is alleged to have assets of £1bn which she is said to have come into while married to her dictator husband.
When he was toppled in 2017, the Mugabe’s were left alone and granted a generous pension.
This was done because Mugabe had supporters whom the incoming president Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa wanted to placate.
But with Mugabe dead Gucci Grace, a deeply unpopular figure in Zimbabwe may be prosecuted.
Obviously the source of her vast wealth could be probed.
‘THEY MUST BE INVESTIGATED’
Grace’s spending over the years has been epic to say the least.
She once told one interviewer that she only ever bought almonds when she visited Harrods in London, one of several fashion capitals she would often visit.
She also claimed she had to wear designer Ferragamos because of her “narrow feet”.
“Grace was travelling the world buying designer clothes while we couldn’t feed or school our kids,” said Hazel Tokwe, a mother of three, at the celebrations following Mugabe’s resignation in 2017.
Tendai Biti, a former finance minister and leader of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, said at this time: “They must face an investigation into their assets.
“They are definitely worth more than $100m, I’ve no doubt about it.
“They have accounts in South Africa, China, Dubai, southeast Asia and Hong Kong.
“Mugabe has 15 farms and Grace took over the whole of Mazowe [in Mashonaland], even the dam. What haven’t they taken?”
Grace also faces an arrest warrant in South Africa for allegedly assaulting a model and she has been accused of being involved in illegal ivory trade in Zimbabwe.
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Keeping the family tradition of rubbing the noses of Zimbabwean people in their wealth, Mugabe’s son Bellarmine Chatunga posted an Instagram video.
It showed him pouring a £400 bottle of Armand de Brignac Champagne over his diamond-encrusted watch, accompanied by the free-living caption: “$60,000 on the wrist when your daddy run the country ya know!!!”
Fittingly, Robert Mugabe died in a five-star hospital in Singapore.
Meanwhile many of his countrymen and women struggle to buy even paracetamol.
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