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Police ‘closing in’ on Grace Mugabe in ivory probe: state media

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean police investigating an ivory-smuggling racket will soon question former ruler Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace, who is accused of arranging shipments abroad, a government-owned newspaper reported Friday. The Herald newspaper, once the mouthpiece of the Mugabe regime, said police were making progress in their probe into …

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Grace Mugabe hecklers released on bail in Zimbabwe

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe | AFP |  A Zimbabwe court on Friday released on bail four people facing charges of undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe after his powerful wife was jeered at a rally. Three men and a woman were arrested after attending a ruling ZANU-PF party rally in the …

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe fires VP, clears wife’s way to top job

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday, the government said, as the veteran leader appeared to clear the way for his wife Grace to succeed him. The dramatic move came after a tense weekend in which Mnangagwa and Grace Mugabe — …

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Grace Mugabe steers clear of assault claim

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe on Friday made her first public comments since facing assault allegations in South Africa, but she avoided any mention of the incident two weeks ago. President Robert Mugabe’s wife was granted diplomatic immunity by South Africa after she was accused …

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Supporters rally for Grace Mugabe after assault claim

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Thousands of Zimbabweans marched through Harare on Wednesday in a show of support for first lady Grace Mugabe who evaded assault allegations in South Africa by claiming diplomatic immunity. The march, organised by President Robert Mugabe’s all-powerful ZANU-PF party, came two weeks after Grace was accused …

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Zimbabwe’s fiercely loyal first lady

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife was once dismissed as a lightweight shopping addict with no political interests, but Grace Mugabe has recently emerged as a potential challenger for power. Aged 52, the first lady has become increasingly active in public life and in 2014 became the …

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Grace Mugabe turns self in to police over alleged assault

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe handed herself over to South African police and was due in court Tuesday, officials said, after allegedly assaulting a model who was at a Johannesburg hotel with her two sons. During the incident, which occurred on Sunday, Mugabe, 52, …

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