She is rumored to have carried on a “secret” affair with Zimbabwe’s central bank chief Gideon Gono.
And even though her nation is broke, Mugabe’s lavish jet-setting lifestyle has led her critics to call her “Disgrace.”
Now the Zimbabwe Standard newspaper is facing a $15 million lawsuit from Mugabe for reporting that she was involved in illegal diamond deals.
The newspaper story was based on a 2008 Wikileaks dispatch that quotes former U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe James McGee as saying that both Mugabe and her alleged lover Gano had “reaped tremendous profits” from corruption and violence-plagued diamond mines in eastern Zimbabwe.
It’s enough to make you get down on your hands and knees and kiss the ground in thanks for First Lady Michelle Obama.