Roman Catholic Priest, Father Fidelis Mukonori, the man who mediated in the talks between former president Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) after the military seized power has warned that former first lady Grace Mugabe will face justice when her husband passes on. Mugabe agreed to step down on the 21st of November, but only after getting a deal for immunity from prosecution for his family for any crimes committed during his 37 years as head of state. Mugabe was also given guarantees of security for his family’s many business interests.
In an interview with a Catholic magazine, Father Mukonori said that people would do justice to Grace after Mugabe dies. An excerpt from the American Jesuit Review magazine reads:
“When asked about her future after her husband dies, (Fr Mukonori) says calmly, ‘I’m sure that people would do justice to her’,”
“He speaks fondly about Mr Mugabe’s first wife, Sally, but his demeanour changes when he speaks about Grace,”
“One cannot but help feel that Father Mukonori attributes Grace Mugabe’s greed for power as a serious contributing factor to her husband’s political demise”.
Grace is yet to make a public appearance since her husband was ousted from power and replaced as president by the man she had attacked with a lot of vitriol, Emmerson Mnangagwa.
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