Grace Mugabe would have done well if she had followed her first passion


Former First Lady Grace Mugabe who is now being blamed for the downfall of her husband Robert Mugabe who was forced to step down last week after 37 years in power could have done well if she had followed her first passion.

Way back in August 1998, two years after she wedded Mugabe, she said she led a very simple life and her passion was to become a preacher.

How power corrupts!

Here is a brief from The Insider of 21 August 1998.

First lady Grace Mugabe has finally set the record straight. She only has one property and that is her Borrowdale house.

She does not own anything in anybody’s name especially people who are not related to her. If she wanted to use other people’s names, she has enough relatives. She has four children.

She has businesses. She has no political ambitions and is not being groomed for the presidency. Her ambition is, in fact, to become a preacher and spread the word of God.

At times when attending ZANU-PF meetings, when people shout slogans she ends up saying: “Amen” or “Halleluiah”.


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Charles Rukuni
The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.


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