Mnangagwa “Spoils” Grace Mugabe
1 November 2020
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Own Correspondent| Mr Emmerson Mnangagwa has promulgated Statutory Instrument 261 which stipulates the benefits to be enjoyed by former first ladies.

Analysts argue Mr Mnangagwa is keen to “appease” former First Lady Grace Mugabe following the fallout with his long time boss Robert Mugabe.

The benefits are as follows:

such security personnel as may be determined by the President but not less than two, and to be increased by such number as may be determined by the President whenever, and for such period, as the need arisesone driverone Private Secretaryone aide-de-camp officer or personal assistantoffice accommodation as may be determined by the President

a landline telephone and a cell phoneone computersuch other office facilities, equipment and materials as may be determined by the President

suitable state residential accommodationone domestic employee

one gardener
one cook and one waiter

An allowance covering medical contributions of the spouse of the former President

a diplomatic passport

business class air and rail private travel within Zimbabwe, if available up to a maximum of two trips per annum

business class international air private travel up to a maximum of two trips per annumone sedan (Mercedes Benz E300 Series) or one four-wheel-drive station wagon or an equivalent or similar class of motor vehicleone pick-up van
such number of motor vehicles as may be determined by the President must be put at the disposal of the security personnel and other staff serving the spouse of a former President

fuel as may be determined by the President from time to time

maintenance of vehicles referred to in paragraph 6(a)which cost of maintenance shall be borne by the Government
replacement vehicles every five years

an entertainment allowance as determined by the President from time to timetelephone expenses in respect of the office and official residence of the spouse of the former President

water and electricity exemption in respect of the office and official residence of the former spouse of a former President…

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