Grace Mugabe

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Grace Mugabe
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Grace Mugabe in August 2013
First Lady of Zimbabwe
In role
17 August 1996 – 21 November 2017
PresidentRobert Mugabe
Preceded bySally Mugabe
Succeeded byAuxillia Mnangagwa
Personal details
Grace Ntombizodwa Marufu

(1965-07-23) 23 July 1965 (age 56)
Benoni, South Africa[1]
Political partyZANU-PF (2014-2017, expelled)
Children4, including Bona
EducationRenmin University of China
University of Zimbabwe (disputed)

Grace Ntombizodwa Mugabe (née Marufu; born 23 July 1965)[2] is an entrepreneur, politician and the wife of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. She was the First Lady of Zimbabwe from 1996[3] until her husband's resignation in November 2017,[4] a week after he was removed from power.[5] Starting as a secretary to President Mugabe, she then became the head of the ZANU–PF Women's League and an important person in the Generation 40 faction (group). She was expelled from the party, together with other G40 members, during the 2017 Zimbabwean coup d'état.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Grace Mugabe: From Chivu to Gracelands". The Zimbabwe Independent. 24 July 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  2. "Executive Order: Blocking Property Of Persons Undermining Democratic Processes Or Institutions In Zimbabwe". The White House. 7 March 2003. Retrieved 1 July 2008.
  3. Verkaik, Robert (6 April 2008). "The love that made Robert Mugabe a monster". The Independent. Archived from the original on 25 September 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2008.
  4. "Zimbabwe's President Mugabe 'resigns'". BBC News. 11 November 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  5. "Robert Mugabe says 'disgraceful' Zimbabwe coup must be undone". Agence-France Presse. The Guardian. 15 March 2018. Archived from the original on 15 March 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2019.