Former first lady Grace Mugabe is reported to have told at least 106 farm workers at Gwina Farm in Banket, that she was not going to pay their outstanding salaries no matter what. At a meeting last week, Grace allegedly dared the workers to even report to President Emmerson Mnangagwa if they wished but declared that he did not have the power to make her do anything. Gwina farm was reportedly seized by Grace from Supreme Court judge Justice Ben Hlatshwayo.
Golden Pinjisi, the workers representative at Gwina Farm told the weekly publication, The Standard,
She came breathing fire in Banket accompanied by former president Mugabe and lied that she had given us our dues, but when asked by Mugabe if she had evidence that she paid us, she went mad, telling the former president to keep quiet accusing us of lying to him. She is still the motor-mouth Grace Mugabe.
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Let’s meet in the courts. I will not give you any cent even if you go and report to Mnangagwa.Nothing is going to change. Mnangagwa has no say over us.
Grace’s lawyer, Fungai Chimwamurombe confirmed the meeting but said the allegations were being made by disgruntled employees who were illegally occupying the farm.
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