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“It will be your fault” Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe blames Women with “mini skirts” for Rape



Grace-MugabeGrace Mugabe, wife of Africa’s oldest dictator, 91 year old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, said ‘moral decadence’ and women’s indecent dressing leads to their rape.

“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.

Source: News Day | Photo Credit: The Zimbabwean


  1. miss Pynk

    November 21, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Wow, the height of a garbage speech. Then again people like these never discuss proper issues – such as why one man should be in power for donkey years while the economy has gone to the dogs.

    • Kaetochukwu

      November 21, 2015 at 7:35 pm

      I am not surprised, see the husband she married bunch of idiots. If she is sensible, it possible to rub off on her husband but so far, her speech shows her ignorance and foolishness. I don’t blame them is the people that don’t know their rights to fight this system together out of power completely like in France, Canada, Italy and host of other now first world countries.

    • Kaetochukwu

      November 21, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      If you say men our bad, blame these men’s mothers because mothers like this teach their son’s rubbish.

  2. The real D

    November 21, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    I have come to accept that there will always be women and men who will always subscribe to this train of thought has ridiculous as it is so I won’t even bother responding to said woman’s comment. All I have to say is those of us that are aware need to teach our children what respect means. You can tell a male child he needs to respect women yet in the same breath tell him all women can not be trusted and are out to get him for his pocket book, that is contradictory. At the same time you can tell a woman she needs to respect every one and tell her all men are dogs and expect these kids not to objectify the human race. This is where statements like this stem from and why they still exist despite our supposed advancement.

  3. Ebere

    November 21, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    It’s such a shame that this is coming from a woman. Yes, we women should have high moral standards and that is not limited to dressing alone, but saying that wearing a mini skirt is tantamount to being raped is a very derogative statement. Rape is a serious act perpetuated by sick men/women that should not be tolerated at all. So many women are raped everyday without even showing their skin, so this idiotic women who is supposed to be a woman advocate is speaking jagons……….

  4. lyl

    November 21, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    I no blame u. I blame the person wen give u microphone n the platform wen u use stand dey vomit shit from ya mouth. And u call yasef first lady!? Must be high on cheap drugs!

  5. ATL's finest

    November 21, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Omg! Really what sort of a leader is this? This is 2015 which is about to come to an end.with that been said, FREEDOM of living & been able to express ourselves. Mini skirt or not, that doesn’t give the right for a loser to lay their nasty hands on a lady due to whatever she’s wearing. I bet these Rapist ain’t raping their mothers, sisters, etc . To think of the fact that your people sat there to listen to this mess coming out from your mouth is sad when u are meant to protect them.

  6. Casi Henry

    November 21, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Nice one..

  7. adebayo

    November 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    To before warned, is to before harmed. You will be addressed the way you dressed. Dress like a senseless animal and be ready for barbaric treatment.

    • Cindy

      November 21, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      Walahi, o go.

    • Say it in Yoruba.

      November 22, 2015 at 12:20 am

      @adebayo, your evident ignorance of the proper and correct use of the English language, is only surpassed by your evident ignorance of the act of rape and its attendant issues.

  8. kadara

    November 21, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    she’s sick, most rape has nothing to do with what the victim was wearing. most rapist look for vunerable women not sexy women which is why you hear of babies, pregnant women and even grandmas been raped. i know of a woman who was raped on her way back from night
    vigil, abeg what could she have been wearing? what of some sick fellows that raped an old woman in her 80s, is it because the mama was wearing minskirt? many Countries with strict dressing rules for women still have a high rape rate, just look at India! rapists are sick people and silly women like her need to stop making excuses for rapists while blaming the victim. anyways i don’t blame her , in a sane society she and her husband would have been stoned off that sit since!

    • evly

      November 21, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      Thank you… All these useless pal that try to excuse the act of rape. Is it by force that she comes out to make a statement?? If she doesn’t have anything intelligent to say, let her keep quiet .

  9. ada

    November 21, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    What do you guys expect from a woman married to Mugabe……her head should be buried in shame to be married to a 21st century dictator.

  10. kenny Jossy

    November 21, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    This idiot still dey get mouth talk where better people dey talk. See how she don old because of that bad old blood wey that mugabe don inject into her system.

  11. Jake

    November 21, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    the Problem with this very generation is comprehension… cant you see that women are already going crazy,, wearing rubbish and calling it clothes….exposing all their bodies and arousing some men that have low self esteem and cant control their satanic urges…. The way you dress sometimes defines who you are and who you attract….

    • Someone

      November 21, 2015 at 11:58 pm

      Jake, be quiet! There is absolutely no excuse for rape, be it done to/by a male or female.

    • Cindy

      November 22, 2015 at 5:58 am

      You are missing the whole point @jake y people have been asked to stop using dressing as an excuse is because most rape cases have nothing to do with dressing. Check the statistics of reported cases. How do up think real raffle victims feel with statements like this?

    • Amaka

      November 22, 2015 at 6:22 am

      So how do your rationalise a 3 yr old being raped? Her diapers were to tight? Let us call a spade a spade and stop blaming the victims. Rapist are wrong to rape. You cannot victimize another human being because of his or her dressing.

  12. Leah

    November 22, 2015 at 1:46 am

    This coming from the ash*** who was married to another man while she was sleeping with Mugabe and even had two children by him while they were both married. She has claimed half of all the land in Zimbabwe and spends all the Country’s money shopping for designer items and she she’s still ugly as hell. Gucci Grace needs to do the world a favor and hold her breath for 30 seconds.
    Bella you better post my comment.

  13. Tari

    November 23, 2015 at 7:16 am

    This is no news.
    No one takes the crap that this silly woman and her senile husband spew serious. It is news when either of them make sense. Sane women the world over should ignore her illogical comments.

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