“If you walk around wearing mini skirts displaying your thighs and inviting men to drool over you, then you want to complain when you have been raped? It’s unfortunate because it will be your fault.”
she said as she addressed the women’s league of The Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF), the ruling party in Zimbabwe since its independence in 1980. She is secretary of the league.
She added further that women should dress like her-
“Wear clothes like Mai Mugabe or you can chose a trousers, but not those which are too tight. These types of clothes are the signs of moral decadence in our country.”
Her statement has been met with opposition from women’s groups and the opposition party, especially Katswe Sisterhood, who recently had a demonstration in the capital Harare, demanding the right to dress as they choose.
“The statement by Grace is very disgraceful and denigrating to any woman and more so coming from a woman and the First Lady.”
said the spokesperson of Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai (MDC–T) Obert Gutu, a man.