Grace Mugabe faces ivory smuggling charges
The former First lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe, is suspected of smuggling ivory worth millions of dollars.
Tinashe Farawo, speaking for Zimbabwe‘s Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, said “we opened our investigations and realized that former first lady Grace Mugabe was illegally dealing in ivory.”
Grace Mugabe, the spouse of former President Robert Mugabe, faced accusations on raids of the country’s ivory stockpiles during her period at power as First lady and sending the pieces as gifts to high-profile personalities in the Middle East and Asia.
Ms.Mugabe defends her actions, describing smuggled ivory items as ‘diplomatic gifts’.