True Life Story of Grace Mugabe

True life story of Grace Mugabe

*Former First lady
*Business woman
*Philanthropist

Born Grace Ntombizodzwa Marufu
On 23 July 1965
In Benoni South Africa
She was born 4th in a family of 5
Parents -Idah Marufu

Early life
Spent part of her childhood in South Africa
Moved to Zimbabwe Chivhu in 1970
Stayed with her mother Idah Marufu.

Education
Did primary school in Chivhu.
Attended Kriste Mambo High in Manicaland.
Completed secretarial course after high school.
Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of London(1996)
Studied Chinese at the University of China(2007)
Doctorate degree in Sociology at the university of Zimbabwe (2014).

Marriage
She was married at the age of 19.
First marriage
Married to Stanley Goreraza(Pilot at the Airforce of Zimbabwe.
Had one Child Russell Goreraza.
Once stayed in the high density of Mufakose(Rovambira Street)

Second marriage.
Married to Robert Gabriel Mugabe
Marriage ceremony was held on the 17-18th of August 1996.
Ceremony was held at Mugabe’s,rural home Zvimba(Kutama).
Sired 2 children out of wedlock(Bona and Robert). By this time she was still married to Goreraza.
Had third child Chatunga after she was formerly married to Mugabe.
Had 4 children in total.

Career
She worked as a Secretary in the office of the President before becoming “the presidents mistress”
Served as Zimbabwe’s first lady from 96 -2017.

Political career
Head of women’s league in 2014(Zanu PF)
2015 Member of the Zanu Pf politburo
2017 expressed her intentions of becoming VP.
2017 she was expelled from the party after her husband was ousted out of power.

Businesses
Runs Gushungo Holdings
Owns more that 10 farms ceized under the land reform program.
Owns Alpha Omega dairy and Amai Mugabe Junior school.

Philanthropist
Founded Mazowe children’s home where she takes care of the needy.

Controversy
Funds externalisation
Paid USD 500 000 Rentals in Dubai for son Robert.
Bought a USD 40million properly for Bona to stay in whilst she was studying in Hong Kong.

Accepted 5 million bribe from Dangote through Patrick Zhuwawo(then cabinet Minister )for a cement deal in Zimbabwe.

She was linked to allegedly ivory smuggling in March 2016.

Assaults
2009 Assaulted Sunday Times photographer in Hong Kong whilst on a visit to Bona
2017 Assulted 20 year old model Gabriella who was in the company of her sons.

Facts
She is 41 years younger than Mugabe.
She was mistress to Mugabe whilst she was married to Goreraza