Grace Mugabe has been granted a safe passage out of Zimbabwe to the neighbouring Namibia, according to reports.
Sky News reported that Grace, wife of Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, is believed to have left the country on Wednesday.
Mugabe told South African President Jacob Zuma on phone that he was confined by the army at his home in the capital Harare.
Zimbabweans have compared Grace to Marie Antoinette, the extravagant French queen guillotined by revolutionaries for his unreasonable behaviour that ruined France.
“Three young men were arrested and charged with booing Grace Mugabe at a rally last month. Enraged, she blamed vice president Mnangagwa and demanded her husband sack him. He did, angering the military,” a tweep recalled on Wednesday.
Another tweep Robert Alai (Nyakwar Nyokwongi) tweeted that Grace Mugabe is in Namibia.
“She has applied for protection. She feared going to South Africa as she is wanted there for assaulting a young lady few weeks ago.”
But Namibian international relations sources have denied Grace’s presence in the country, despite a confirmation by an opposition MP Eddie Cross.
Evening Standard and Daily Mail all reported that Grace had fled to Namibia in exile following the return of dismissed vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa.
The claim was repeated by Nick Mangwana, a Zanu-PF representative in the UK, but has not been confirmed by the army.