Former President Robert Mugabe narrated how he started his affair with former first lady Grace Mugabe while addressing mourners at the funeral of Grace’s mother, Ambuya Idah Marufu. Said Mugabe,
Yes, we got involved when Sally was still alive, I had to. Grace and I never dated either, I was just introduced to her and I said to myself she is a beautiful girl.
So she came as a secretary and they were many of them, I just looked at them and then it was love at first sight with Grace. Then I said to her one day, I love you and she didn’t respond. I then grabbed her hand and I kissed her. She didn’t protest or refuse and then I said to myself now that she has accepted to be kissed, it means she loves me.
Mugabe said that he got involved with Grace, while his late first wife Sally Mugabe was sick because he wanted to have grandchildren for his mother and Sally was unable to bear children. Grace was married to Stanley Goreraza at the time.