Robert Mugabe's widow has been assured of the highest level that she will avoid arrest when she returns to Zimbabwe for his funeral.
Grace Mugabe, 54, is worried that, with the former dictator no longer by her side, she will be defamed and detained on government orders for corruption once back in Zimbabwe.
Discussions between officials in Harare and her assistants in Singapore, where the highly despised former First Lady is hiding, have led to "Gucci Grace" being told she will not be detained for using state resources for her own use.
Grace Mugabe, 54, (pictured with Robert Mugabe) is worried that she will no longer be defamed by her former dictator Robert Mugabe and detained by order of the government for corruption once back in Zimbabwe
Discussions between officials in Harare and her assistants in Singapore, where the highly despised former First Lady is hiding, have led to & # 39; Gucci Grace & # 39; is told that she will not be detained because she uses state resources for her own use
Diplomatic sources stressed that she may still be confronted with research into her finances, property ownership and bank accounts, said to be spread all over the world, but with heads of state flying and an international focus on Zimbabwe in the coming weeks , she gets her time mourning.
It is said that her pain & # 39; immeasurable & # 39; is after Mugabe died in Singapore last Friday at the age of 95, confronting his enemies and those she made herself as First Lady while married to the African leader.
The couple lived quietly in a suburb of Singapore since last April, when the Mugabe despot, sick with poor visibility, cancer and unable to walk, came in for treatment.
Their daughter Bona, 31, has studied in Singapore and is on the island with her mother.
Diplomatic sources stressed that she may still be confronted with research into her finances, property ownership and bank accounts, which are said to be spread all over the world, but she is given time to mourn
Mugabe, pictured in April 2017 with his wife Grace, is supposed to have told his family that he wanted to be buried quietly with his mother
He had used a private hospital in Singapore and avoided the health services of his own country for about eight years.
He died at Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore, but his family said his age had finally claimed his life and not the cancer.
His body remained at the funeral home in Singapore and was visited this weekend by family and friends, but the grieving widow was not visible.
Hours after Mugabe passed Gucci Grace, given the nickname for her lavish spending habits, the funeral home was abandoned, her head covered with curious eyes under a blanket or scarf.
These photos by Robert Mugabe, taken in Singapore, make him look brittle and weak alongside his favorite son Robert Junior and may be the last ever made of him
Mugabe ruled in Zimbabwe for 40 years, during which time there was widespread bloodshed, political opponents were persecuted and large-scale votes were cast
Grace was the second wife of Mugabe and they married in 1996, with two sons and a daughter. He married his first wife Sally Mugabe in 1961 but she died in 1992.
Mugabe & # 39; s sons Robert Jr. and Chatunga gained a reputation for their playboy lifestyle and were expelled from a flat in South Africa in 2017 after being damaged during a party.
That same year, Chatunga was portrayed on social media and seemed to be pouring a £ 200 bottle of champagne over a watch that he claimed was worth £ 45,000.
Robert Jr dreamed of a basketball career, but American sanctions meant he couldn't play in America and in December 2017 he launched a clothing label called xGx.
Mugabe met Grace in the early 1990s, when she was one of his shy young typists, but she became an ambitious politician who also wanted to become president.
In 2013, she said: & # 39; He was just starting to talk to me and asked me about my life. I didn't know it led anywhere. I was quite a shy person, very shy. & # 39;
A friend arrives at the funeral home in Singapore with a bouquet of lilies. Preparations have begun to give Robert Mugabe a state funeral
Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe addresses people at an event before the closing of his party's 16th annual Peoples Conference in Masvingo in 2017
Mugabe met Grace in the early 1990s when she was one of his shy young typists, but she became an ambitious politician who also wanted to become president
The reports of her abundant editions and explosive mood earned her the title & # 39; Dis-Grace & # 39; raised and raised eyebrows in 2014 when she gained her PhD in three months.
Her spending was an uncomfortable contrast with an economic crisis that left most of the 16 million inhabitants in poverty and unemployment.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose anti-corruption tools have focused on a number of former Mugabe assistants, is believed to be enthusiastic about determining what Mugabe & # 39; s widow shut off her husband during the three decades of power.
But one source said: "She has been guaranteed that she will not be attached.
"Her husband has been declared a national hero and it would not be appropriate to intervene if she has suffered such a loss."
Mugabe's funeral this Sunday is likely to take place in the National Heroes Acre, which was built in 1981 on the orders of Mugabe and is the monument for war heroes in Zimbabwe.
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