As the nation prepares to usher in a new era at the swearing of the incoming interim president, it emerged on Thursday that Mugabe and his wife Grace would be granted immunity and will be allowed to remain in Zimbabwe.
While many Zimbabweans remain grateful to the outgoing president for his role in liberating the country from colonial rule, they are less sympathetic towards his wife.
Timeline of key events during the rule of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, and the final days of his formal leadership.
Ostellos Sibiza of the Tajamuka social justice movement says the former first lady should face the courts.
“Grace Mugabe must be taken to court and account for the crimes that she has committed in this country. Number two, Grace Mugabe, as soon as we sign The Rome Statute, it means Grace should go there.”
The 93-year-old Mugabe has reportedly said he would not want to be forced out of the country as he wants to die in Zimbabwe.
Students at the University of Zimbabwe on Monday skipped their semester final exams, demanding that vice-chancellor Levi Nyagura revoke the PhD controversially awarded to now ex-First Lady Grace Mugabe in 2014, or that he step down with immediate effect.