FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe’s failure to comply with a court ruling demanding that she returns properties seized from a Lebanese dealer Jamal Ahmed reflects gross disrespect of the Constitution by the First Family, human rights defenders and political commentators have said.
Lampooned as “Gucci” Grace over her love of the pricy fashion accoutrement, the First Lady placed security details at three of Ahmed’s properties, including his house, following a botched diamond anniversary ring purchase worth $1, 35 million.
The High Court ruled on 21 December last year that President Robert Mugabe’s wife returns the properties in 24 hours. Two weeks later, security details remain at the properties, forcing Ahmed’s lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa to engage the Deputy Sheriff.
Human rights lawyer Dewa Mavhinga told NewZimbabwe.com in an interview this Thursday that the First Lady has a constitutional duty to uphold the law of the country her husband leads.
“Amai Grace Mugabe should, as the mother of the nation, be exemplary in all her dealings and this includes respecting court orders and other laws of the land,” said Mavhinga.