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Grace Mugabe
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Grace Mugabe in August 2013
First Lady of Zimbabwe
In role
17 August 1996 – 21 November 2017
President Robert Mugabe
Preceded by Sally Mugabe
Succeeded by Auxillia Mnangagwa
Personal details
Born
Grace Ntombizodwa Marufu

23 July 1965 (1965-07-23) (age 55)
Benoni, South Africa
Political party ZANU-PF (2014-2017, expelled)
Spouse(s)
  • Stanley Goreraza
    (m. 1983; div. 1996)
  • Robert Mugabe
    (m. 1996; died 2019)
Children 4, including Bona
Education Renmin University of China
University of Zimbabwe (disputed)

Grace Ntombizodwa Mugabe (née Marufu; born 23 July 1965) is an entrepreneur, politician and the wife of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. She was the First Lady of Zimbabwe from 1996 until her husband's resignation in November 2017, a week after he was removed from power. Starting as a secretary to President Mugabe, she then became the head of the ZANU–PF Women's League and an important person in the Generation 40 faction (group). She was expelled from the party, together with other G40 members, during the 2017 Zimbabwean coup d'état.



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