12 Things You Didn’t Know About Grace Mugabe

Written by Keren Mikva


Grace is expected to be appointed to her husband’s cabinet later in 2015

Many expect Grace, given her new position, to be appointed as a cabinet minister later in 2015. Along with many who are shocked by her quick ascent to power, she still gets some respect. Marcellina Chikasha is the leader of Zimbabwe’s African Democratic Party (ADP), newly formed in April 2014. She commented on Grace’s political cunning despite her lack of experience. “Call her shrewd, power hungry or plain old ‘being in the right place at the right time’ – this typist has become a kingmaker in Zimbabwe’s succession politics…She is tenacious and determined; she is naïve and unpolished; she is feared and has been known always to get what she wants.”

Source: BBC.com