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Former Zimbabwean First Lady, Grace Mugabe summoned for ‘improperly’ burying her husband Robert Mugabe

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Former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, who left the country in early 2020 for Singapore before the hard Covid-19 lockdown was imposed, is facing a challenge over her late husband’s burial.

Robert Mugabe died at the age of 95 on September 6 2019 in Singapore, which for years had become their preferred holiday destination. The family had also invested in real estate there.

Tinos Mangovere from Kutama, Mugabe’s home village, has written to Chief Zwimba to challenge the former president’s gravesite.

Mangovere argues that Grace should be censured for burying her husband at the centre of the homestead, which is a taboo in their tradition.

Zwimba has since set the traditional court for May 20. If Mugabe does not appear before the traditional court to contest the action, the ruling might go against her. Her alleged offence attracts a fine of five cows and a goat.

“You are facing charges of burying the late Robert Gabriel Mugabe at his homestead. This is unheard of in Chief Zwimba’s area. At the same time you are accused of abandoning Robert Gabriel Mugabe’s property, which is scattered nationwide,” reads the “charge sheet”.

Before his death, Mugabe told his wife he did not want to be buried at the National Heroes Acre in Harare. After exchanges and negotiations over a government-built mausoleum, the Mugabe family thwarted these plans and buried the longtime strongman at his Kutama home.

Mugabe, according to reports, feared his liver would be used for ritual purposes by the Emmerson Mnangagwa regime. It was made clear his body should be guarded by his close family until burial.

He was interred in a steel coffin and his grave was filled with concrete, making it impossible to access without detection.

Family sources said his widow is reluctant to return home for fear the government intends to arrest her for alleged crimes.

Top among them are allegations levelled against her in the 2019 land audit report by Supreme Court judge Tendai Uchena, which claims she clandestinely acquired state land worth at least $10m (R140m) for residential purposes without paying for it because of political clout.

Russell Goreraza, her son from her first marriage, was arrested and brought before the courts in April on theft charges after allegedly ordering the removal of a gold processing plant worth $130,000 (R1.8m) at a mine in Mazowe. The mine is located at the former first lady’s Iron Mask farm. Goreraza is out on bail but the state took his passport.

Family sources said of the Mugabe children, only Bona and her husband Simba Chikore are based in Harare, while Chatunga and his brother Robert junior are between SA and Singapore.

Grace “has no plans of coming back to Zimbabwe”, according to a close relative.

Another relative said: “I don’t know, but I doubt it.”

SOURCE: TimesLive

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Did insurance agency owner, Stephen Ira Adams lie about Ghanaian scamming him?

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Stephen Ira Adams, who owns an insurance agency in central Louisiana, has gone viral since a feature on his unlikely relationship with a young Ghana was broadcast on CBS Mornings.

According to him, in 2016, he got a call that unexpectedly moved him. He heard a pain that he knew all too well. “Something in that young man’s voice, I felt like I could hear him through the phone that he was a broken person,” Adams told “CBS Mornings” lead national correspondent David Begnaud.

The man on the other end was at a call center in Ghana, Africa. He asked Adams to purchase a gift card.

“I said to him, ‘What you’re doing right now is a scam. You know, you are targeting elderly Americans and it’s not right,'” Adams said. “And I said, ‘When you get off, call me.'”

The man called him back. “He did not ever ask me for any money ever again. Nope, he did not. He asked me for mosquito nets, malaria drugs, educational things,” Adams said.

That man was Prince Anderson, who is from a small village in Ghana. As the oldest son in the family, he took on the duty of caring for his sick mother and supporting his younger brother through school after his father died.

It’s now been five years since Adams and Anderson first spoke and they still keep in touch via FaceTime.

“The kind of love he showed me, the things he sends me, the money, and the care and love with my mom and everything — the love he showed me, it’s overwhelming,” Anderson said.

Adams, a 41-year-old father of two boys, said he sees himself as a father figure to 25-year-old Anderson.

“I told him to quit that call center, and he never went back because he found out what it was about,” Adams said. “Some of the people working there, I found out, don’t even know what’s going on. His next job after he quit that call center, he was washing windows at the airport.”

But it seems there is a different account to the story that has gone viral, and Stephen Ira Adams may be on to something deceitful.

After we shared the video from CBSMornings on Instagram, an account under the name “Bossc_hairman” commented on the post denying Adams’ story. The account went ahead to post the conversations that ensued between Prince and Adams via social media in 2016.

According to the screenshots, Prince reached out to Adams after seeing details of him on the website of Northwestern State University. There was no phone call to scam Adams as he suggested in the interview.

 

 

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