President Munangagwa is set to explicitly declare that President Mugabe’s wife Grace does not have immunity from prosecution. This comes as tensions have escalated due to the indications that the Mugabes are the power behind the newest political party in Zimbabwe – New Patriotic Front.
There are a litany of charges that Grace Mugabe might face if Mnangagwa decides to prosecute. These include charges related to ivory smuggling. Recently a consignment of ivory was intercepted enroute to Singapore and is believed to have been owned by Grace Mugabe.
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The Reserve Bank Of Zimbabwe also has a evidence that Grace externalized millions of dollars without proper authorization. This is linked to the export facility that Mugabe abused claiming that his company Gushungo Dairy was exporting milk products to Angola.
Grace was also involved in a nasty court challenge involving a US$1.4 million diamond ring that she had bought and returned in Dubai. A source in the Ministry Of Justice has indicated that Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission has already been activated waiting for final orders.
There is also speculation that she might be charged with corruptly influencing the University Of Zimbabwe to issue her with a doctorate degree undeservedly. Already the Vice Chancellor of the university Prof Levi Nyagura has been arraigned before the courts on charges related to the fraudulent PhD.
Grace Mugabe is being touted as the interim Vice President of the new party that is set to challenge Mnangagwa. The party is expected to draw most of its memebrs from ZANU PF strongholds in Mashonaland. Emmerson Mnangagwa is from Midlands and is of the Karanga subgroup of the Shona people who are mainly found in Masvingo Province and parts of Midlands.