News going round Zimbabwe says that Former First Lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe filed for divorce from her 93-year-old husband Robert Mugabe after he was ousted as the President.
Zimbabwe’s long-time president Robert Mugabe agreed to step aside after a long power tussle with the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) which were mediated by Roman Catholic Priest, Father Fidelis Mukonori, among other people.
This comes amid a wide infight between the presidency and the governing Zanu-PF over who becomes the president after Mugabe’s authoritarian 37-year reign.
An unconfirmed information from a source close to the Mugabe family says Grace Mugabe has finally filed for divorce after she reportedly concerns over her role as the former First Lady of Zimbabwe, claiming that it’s about time she enjoys some peaceful life.
Grace Mugabe also reportedly said that she is not prepared to be ridiculed for the years ahead and that her expulsion and her husband’s resignation as the leader of Zimbabwe have gradually grown into “a life-threatening headache”.
Grace Mugabe has been married to her husband for 21 years. They both met when Grace was working as a secretary in the Presidency and at that time, Mugabe’s former wife had died after being critically ill.
Grace and Mugabe then married and she automatically became the new First lady until her husband was ousted last month.
As part of the deal to step down, Mugabe was granted immunity for any crimes that he may have been committed while he was in office. Mugabe was also guaranteed that his family would be allowed to retain all its assets. Mugabe said that he wants to die in Zimbabwe and that he does not wish to go into exile.
Mugabe and his family are currently residing in Zimbabwe as the former President has requested to be left to remain in the country because he would not want to die in another man’s country.