Grace Mugabe is the wife of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and the First Lady of Zimbabwe from her marriage to the leader in 1996. Grace was born in Benoni in South Africa, and her family lived in South Africa until 1970.

The Zim. first lady has told relatives she is worried about the behaviour of her two sons, Robert Jnr 25, and Chatunga, 21, who were recently evicted for bad behaviour from the R70 000 a month flat they rented in Sandton.

“I am telling you because the behaviour of children does not matter if they are the president’s children or not. All children are mischievous these days,” she told guests at the a farm near Harare.

“I have seen parents wearing torn clothes because their kids are demanding top-end trending clothes. In schools and universities, children are competing on fashion and they do not heed to parental advice,” she said.

“Nowadays there are spirits attacking our children. The spirit of drinking, drug abuse and doing other abnormal things way beyond their age,” Grace said.

“If I am to say women stand up to talk about your children, very few women can be brave enough to talk about that without breaking down.”


The Mugabe sons could claim South African citizenship as their mother was born in Benoni.