Former president Robert Mugabe is reported to have been a victim of domestic violence, with his wife, former first lady Grace Mugabe being the perpetrator. According to private publication, the Daily News, several aides and former aides to the former first family confirmed the matter.
Some of the sources who spoke to The Daily News On Sunday said,
Gushungo (Mugabe) was in serious trouble from Amai (Grace) for many years, and at one time one of his children (name supplied but withheld) was even forced by the circumstances to approach General … (name of the retired top securocrat supplied but withheld) who is distantly related to the family, to tell him that the former president was being badly beaten and abused by his wife…The situation was so bad that there was even a serious consideration by the military top brass to take the then president, as their commander-in-chief at the time, to the safety of Tongogara Barracks since he was no longer safe at home.
Another aide said,
I don’t want to dwell on intimate details of the former first family ’s personal lives, but it is common cause that the former president was definitely no longer in charge of the country when Operation Restore Legacy happened…Cabinet appointments and sackings, for example, were now being made elsewhere, which is why, as you may remember, it later came out that the former president couldn’t even remember firing President Mnangagwa when the two men spoke on the phone at the time.
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