Grace turns executor for Cde Chinx house

HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe yesterday stunned many when she turned executor over the estate of wheelchair-bound Dick “Comrade Chinx” Chingaira, allocating his Mabelreign home to his first wife — Patricia.

The veteran musician, who is visibly battling deteriorating health, was flanked by his two wives Patricia and Ntombizodwa as the Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima) handed him  a recently-completed house he was promised three years ago.

The musician, who had been discharged from hospital 24 hours earlier, immediately pleaded with the first lady for his younger wife enquiring what will be left for her.

“VaNyadzayo (Zima chairperson, Joseph Nyadzayo) you give me a big task,” Grace said.

“ . . . I don’t know Cde Chinx, you created this situation. But we don’t want to leave here and hear that people fought after we left,” she said.

“ . . . I see you are seated with a wife on either side . . . beautiful wives . . . I am only a judge, judge doctor Mugabe,” she said igniting laughter.

“I am now giving my verdict. Cde Chinx, we know you are unwell . . . We know you don’t want to disappoint one and make the other happy but we will do that job for you.”

“ . . . Ntombizodwa, you are younger than Patricia, so I want you to be a girl that is well cultured. Cde Chinx loved you because you were well-cultured. Knowing that we give respect to the eldest. Ntombizodwa you came knowing what was here . . . So I am saying this house should be left to Mbuya Patricia,” Grace said, igniting frenzy from the family faction that was rallying behind Patricia.

An ailing Cde Chinx somehow found the strength to interrupt.

“Is there anything that has been planned for Ntombizodwa,” he said.

Grace went on to pass the buck to Nyadzayo, asserting he should find a way to solve the impasse. Cde Chinx’s Mabelreign home was built at a cost of over $100 000, said Nyadzayo, who showered praise on corporate players who came on board with donations to build the house.

Zesa Holdings supplied everything to do with ensuring that there is electricity in the house, while former vice president Joice Mujuru donated bricks and commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri supplied police officers who built the house, Nyadzayo said.

Musician Bob Nyabinde heaped praise on Nyadzayo saying his “selfless act” was a gift to all musicians. The event was graced by other musicians including Edith WeUtonga and Willis Watafi.

Comments (6)


keith - 3 May 2017

ini zvangu ziii semunhu mukuru kikik

Lai - 3 May 2017

ehe sure imba kuna patricia.grace wagona apa.

uth maitano - 3 May 2017

Imba kuna Chinx nemhuri yake, which include 2 wives and all the children. The family will sort out the inheritance issues.

XG - 4 May 2017

Grace is forgetting kuti iye anga ari mistress and had a child with bob before Sally died so in other words anga ari mukadzi wechipiri..... who is she anyway to decide who gets the house. She must go nurse her very old ailing husband.

misty - 4 May 2017

She might have her flows, just like all of us, we are humans, but i think she made the right decision in giving the elderly wive right to house ownership. Both traditionally and Biblically, the elderly lady is the owner of the house. Second wives are more of concubines with no inheritance whatsoever

precious - 10 May 2017

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