Oppah Muchinguri (left) with Grace Mugabe
Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace Mugabe is furious that her husband took his long-time mistress climate minister Oppah Muchinguri to the United States on Tuesday while she is stuck in Singapore with their daughter Bona who gave birth to a son at the weekend, sources said.
The first lady said she was especially upset that Mugabe had not made any public show of love for his grandson, the sources said. Mugabe has barred the state media from announcing the birth of Bona’s son or publishing any images.
The president left Harare for New York Tuesday in the company of Muchinguri, who has previously been barred by Grace Mugabe from travelling with the president. Grace Mugabe infamously fought with Muchinguri at the airport, pulled at earrings she claimed her husband had bought for the minister and prevented her from boarding the plane.
Relations between the two women have thawed in recent years after Mugabe reportedly told them to suspend their dispute and concentrate on raising money to take care of their children in case he dies or leaves power. Mugabe is the father of Muchinguri’s daughter Tanya Rushesha, according to his bodyguards.
Grace Mugabe told friends that she was embarrassed by Mugabe’s apparent lack of ‘care’ for his grandchild. Mugabe is expected to fly to Singapore on his way from New York where he will attend a climate conference at the United Nations.
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