Grace Mugabe And Auxillia Pic, Photographer Reveals Full Story Behind
A Nigerian photographer has claimed that First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa and former first lady Grace Mugabe, hardly spoke to each other during former late President Robert Mugabe’s funeral proceedings.
The photographer managed to capture the iconic moment when the 2 seemed to be comforting each other as women not at rivals.
The photographer opened up on how and why he took this photo during an interview with Vimbai Mutinhiri
He said when he came Mugabe’s funeral he had done his research on the Zim history and the fierce political rivalries which sullied the last days of his regime.
He had an idea of who Grace Mugabe was, in fact he described her a strong woman who always has her game face on.
He was also aware of her infamous shenanigans which punctuated her husband’s fall from grace.
So he said he had been watching closely as events unfolded and while the other photographers rushed to capture photos of the other dignitaries, as they paid their last respects at Mugabe.
When Auxillia approached a crying Grace he said he started clicking photos on instinct alone and the fine result was that photo, which told a story without so many words.
There has never been open animosity between Grace Mugabe and Auxillia Mnangagwa, however it is believed at some point they fell out because of the leadership wrangle between their husbands.
While they never openly attacked each other verbally, relations took a somewhat frosty turn between the families and Mugabe never openly forgave Mnangagwa for wresting power from him.