Bona was not raped — First Lady

HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe has dismissed 2010 online reports that her daughter Bona Mugabe was sexually assaulted by two Tanzanian students while studying in Singapore.

In an address to thousands of women gathered at Harare’s City Sports Centre for the International Today’s Women Conference yesterday, she said  the reports were patently false, fabricated by people with a malicious political agenda.

“She did not state who she suspected was the source of the claims, but said she was proud that she managed to raise her daughter ‘in the ways of God’.”

Online reports alleged that Bona was the victim of drink spiking and rape at a student party held in the upmarket Faber Park neighbourhood. 

The accused were reported arguing they had consensual sex.

One of the alleged accused was identified as  Patrick Azziz, the 27-year-old son of Tanzanian business tycoon Rostam Aziz.

Patrick, together with an unidentified co-accused, allegedly invited Bona to the lavish party and allegedly plied her with spiked wines before having sex with her in one of the bedrooms, the report claimed.

Speaking for the first time about the claims, hte First Lady said the reports were false.

“Kwakambotaurwa kuti akarepwa asi manyepo iwayo,” she said.

“Veduwe ngatisadaro vana vevamwe vanhu, politics ngadzisadaro. Bona is a rightful woman and I even advised her not allow her fiancée to touch her until they are married.

“It is very unfortunate that issues of rape are on the rise but we want to assure you that baba and I are working tirelessly to alleviate such social ills.

“Because Zimbabwe is a nation build on Christian values, we should continue working together as women and prayer warriors to curb homosexuality.

“I am a very proud woman today because I have daughter who is good example of what we are celebrating today, that is ‘today’s woman’,” she said.

“She loves God and respects and listens to us.

“I always told her that education should be your first husband.”

The First Lady said Bona finished her first degree within two and half years and pursued Banking and Finance.

“That is when she told me about her boyfriend Simba Chikore,” she said.

“It was always my wish that my daughter should get married while she is still a virgin. I wanted things to be done the traditional way and we went through the lobola and the wedding which is yet to come.”

She urged Zimbabwean women to work hard and empower the nation.

“Amai Guti (referring to the wife of Zaoga founder Eunor Guti), we should pray for lazy women, those who do not want to work and depend on their husbands,” she said.

“When I got married to the president, I would inform him about my business proposals but he never had trust in me. I started making and selling clothes at my shop and made him build trust in me because he realised I had potential,” she said.

“Now we own a dairy farm and company that we run together. We want to see more women in the mining sector. We should not sleep and depend on our husbands, let us rise and work.”

Comments (20)

(yawn) oh something has captured my eye here. 'GUILTY CONSCIENCE' yeah i mean why should it be mentioned if we have not sought for answers.

Johnnie Walker - 13 October 2013

You are a married to Goreraza, you sleep with Robert Mugabe while his wife Sally is dying; you defraud the VIP housing scheme of $4 million when you had not contributed a single cent; you take Washington Matsaira's and many other farms; you get the reserve bank to import $7 million worth of state of the art dairy equipment for which you don't pay a single cent; you take Eaglesvale land from them and fence it off; then you have the audacity to talk about Christian values and hard work! Grace obviously thinks we are all morons. Evil beyond description, she believes nothing will ever happen to her so she can arrogantly insult our intelligence at will.

Rudadiso - 13 October 2013

@Rudadiso deal with it. Grace Mugabe ndivo Mai VeNyika and takavhotera murume wavo tichiziva all those stupid allegations. Dai Mugabe aikendenga kuti Grace akaita sei he would never have married her and could instead have married any other person including amai vako. Unoti pane mukadzi asingade kukwirwa naPresident including your wife and mother. As far as Investments even Mugabe akanzi aba usd1 billion iam not worried because what he has brought to ZIM is much much more for current and future generations. His dealing are all above board and ask all companies who deal with first family and they will tell you how upright and honest they are. MARI yako unopihwa on time. MaWorkers even eku farm the least paid is usd500. Ndiyo yatinoti ploughing back even if the money is ill gotten as you claim its being recycled back into economy formally. Zvinofadza sei kuita President anoba usd7 million then ploughs it back in the country which means zvinotoreka back. That is why you don't hear anyone having qualms about Mugage investments because they are productive and being done in this country. After all it comes with territory. Bush naBlair chaivo iyezvino vanobhadharisa usd250000 an interview. Musade kuti kanganisa nhasi I Sunday zuva raMwari

MDC MAPENZI - 13 October 2013

@Rudadiso - well put son. I get your slant. You make sence. Don't be bothered about this Zanu moron obviously high on something quite toxic. The Eaglesvale land issue shows how greedy those that have power have become.

fokolo - 13 October 2013

MDC Mapenzi what you are saying is only a display of what is i your head, shit. Just dispute what he has said. Grace is not the correct person to talk of Christina values judging by what she has done and said about other people. Its like going to church were Zoey or Bev are the preachers. Why do you talk about Bush and Blaur, where has Rudadiso talked about these guys. Saka if America kills 1000 and ZanuPF kills 20 its ok that is what you are trying to tell us. All he is saying is you cannot move around telling people my daughter is a virgin. Nokuziva kwavanoita mishonga pamwe iya inosunga zvinhu kuti zviite tight ndiyo iripo zvozonzi i virgin. Ngaandopasa test ya Chief vaye.

Maita Manyuka - 14 October 2013

mupfana ari patight uyu. ambuya vanoti usabatwa zamu nemukwasha. saka vanovhura mwana makumbo vachitarisa kuti haasati aiswa? Kune dzimwe mhuri dzekuroorera. unozvipinza mujere nekuda mbiri yekunzi ndakaroora kwapresident

shon corner - 14 October 2013

uku ndokunyepa manje.nekupusa kwakaita Bona anagatadza kukwirwa.Wakomamna wemazuva ano havatenge mukadzi wasina kurawira,especially pilots

Gibs - 14 October 2013

Virginity ya Bona ndeyake nemurume wake. Hatinei nayo isu. Its not even news in the first place. Grace ngaanyarare zvake. Haana kana chakanaka chaanoita

zvichapera - 14 October 2013

kochii chakaitika mu "cock"pit?

simba - 14 October 2013

No one is perfect,but it doesnt mean she should not teach her kids to uphold christian values.

CHIEF - 14 October 2013

when God blesses a man no other man will curse. mdc pple are cursed pple ,try and search their history they are confused pple

kune ngwena - 14 October 2013

The announcement of Bona's purity comes with the territory. Diana's purity was announced the world over, by the british everyone knows Charles found Diana in her pure state. These people are role models. These statements were mentioned in church at a women's service. So the rest of us we are taking this out of context. It was mentioned to encourage other mothers to do the same and young ladies were being encouraged to follow suite. So it was within context. Our culture puts pride and value on purity even the British culture. In our culture this is is not kept a secret when I wedded in 2001 the tete of my wife came to church with a raw egg in a cup sitting on mealy meal. If I had found my wife not a virgin I was to return it smashed. The white sheets are also in our culture and the british, in our culture the sheets are washed by tete. In some areas you are given a cloth if you find your new wife deflowered you return the cloth torn. White gowns and crowns were worn by virgins. So the matter is not a secret it's an issue that is associated with pride and boasting.

samz - 14 October 2013

Asi muzukuru wangu anoshanda kupurazi rekuNorton haana kutokwanisa kuuya kuzochema mukoma waamai vakeone akasara nokuti aisava nemari, anongokwangwayawo hake

Mutate Ari UK - 14 October 2013

The guilty are always afraid. zvirikuitika kwese kuti vana vanovata nevakomana vasati varoorwa. she is not an exception. is she the only one akarara nevakomana asati aroorwa. vamwe havadi kuona vana vevamwe vanobudirira. bvunzai mazano, morerawo venyu nenzira inofadza vobudirirawo the you feel proud

Bob - 14 October 2013

kakama regakakadaro apa kane mimba futi hehehe virgin chii chacho

Tsano - 14 October 2013

Gire anopenga hatinei nazvo zvemwana kubhinya kana kusabhinya handioni zvichitiunzira budiriro isu kuMberengwa . Dai ati auya kuzodonater mabhuku kuzvikoro zvekuno taiti ndivomai ka asi kutivudza zvevuzvukwe hwenawake hazvinadhiri . Manje mukuwasha paachazoona kuti zvainongova Rhonda mine achabvunza asi tinoziva mwana akatoudziwa kare kuti ati "Ndaitrainer karate naDaddy asi hauzivi vaneBlack Belt here" , nokuhwa mashoko mukwasha anobva atenda "

MukarangawekuMberengwa - 14 October 2013

taifunga kuti rigging ndeyema elections chete. ne virginity futi. zvanyanya

chirwa - 15 October 2013

fuck Grace,fuck Bona,fuck the farm,fuck Mugabe,fuck the Bona's boyfriend,fuck the usdollar,may yu rot in hell for all your pathetic attrocities.how on earth would a christian leader supports these people and stand to defend them.have yu lost touch with reality n truth.meet needs Grace.thats what true leaders do.stop telling us of your virgin daughter.

jiga - 15 October 2013

Hey MDC MAPENZI, who is Bush and Blair in Zimbabwe? Off topic, nxaa!

Professor - 18 October 2013

Hey MDC MAPENZI, who is Bush or Blair in Zimbabwe? Off topic, nxaa!

Professor - 18 October 2013

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