Shocking Report Reveals Mugabe Was Vicitm Of Domestic Violence
Shocking reports have emerged suggesting that although ex president Robert Mugabe was a much-feared leader both at home and abroad, he was allegedly a “helpless” victim of domestic abuse by his much younger and volatile wife Grace.
Ex-aides of the former first family spilled the beans admitting that Mugabe was “a broken man” and no longer in control when the military intervened during operation restore legacy.
Mugabe himself later openly told delegates at the ruling party’s hotly-disputed elective congress of that year that Grace was the boss in his home, and that she always dictated to him what to do.
“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,” one of the well-placed former aides told the Daily News on Sunday yesterday.
Another former aide of the increasingly frail nonagenarian — who sounded pitifully incoherent when he entertained a select group of mainly foreign media at his Blue Roof mansion in Harare last month, where he couldn’t remember that Grace had been a senior Zanu PF official and an untouchable power broker at the time he fell from power — appeared to corroborate the claims.
“I don’t think that it’s right for me or for anyone for that matter to get into the details of the lives and their difficulties of Baba naAmai … suffice to say that they sometimes had their challenges like all people, and it didn’t help that there is a significant ideological and age difference between them,” the second former aide said, refusing to shed more light.
A senior government official who did not wish to “dwell on intimate details of the former first family’s personal lives”, was nevertheless happy to confirm that Mugabe had “indeed lost control of the levers of the State” by the time he was deposed from power.
“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,” the official said.