Mugabe the poorest among world leaders - wife

2014-09-10 13:08
Grace Mugabe. File: AFP

Grace Mugabe. File: AFP

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Cape Town – Zimbabwe's first lady says her husband, President Robert Mugabe, is the poorest among leaders all over the world, a report says.

According to, Grace Mugabe said this whilst addressing traditional chiefs gathered at her multi-million dollar compound in Mazowe to support her political ambitions.

Grace, 49, recently accepted a nomination to lead the ruling Zanu-PF party's women league, a development which triggered suggestions that Mugabe aims to establish a political dynasty.

"Mugabe is the poorest president the world over," Grace was quoted as saying.

Mugabe himself claimed early this year that he earned a monthly salary of $4 000, seen as the lowest for any head of state in southern Africa.

This was despite the fact that the first family owned a $20m mansion in the posh Borrodale suburb of Harare, where their daughter Bona got married in February, the report said.

Speaking at the same event, president of the Chiefs Council of Zimbabwe, Fortune Charumbira, said Grace's entrance into politics would bring balance to the country’s power equation as Zanu-PF’s concerns would reach the president faster, a Herald report said.

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