First Lady condemns mini skirts

Zanu PF women’s league secretary First Lady Grace Mugabe is on a collision course with gender activists after her remarks that women who wear mini skirts have no one but themselves to blame if they are raped by sexual perverts.


“If you walk around wearing mini skirts displaying your thighs and inviting men to drool over you, then you want to complain when you have been raped? It’s unfortunate because it will be your fault,” Grace said while addressing thousands of Zanu PF supporters at a rally in Mberengwa yesterday.

Grace Mugabe
Grace Mugabe

She called on women to wear long dresses or trousers. Grace said the type of dressing, which left women’s legs exposed, was a result of moral decadence.

“Wear clothes like Mai Mugabe or you can chose a trousers, but not those which are too tight. These types of clothes are the signs of moral decadence in our country,” Grace said.

The statement by the First Lady comes at a time women’s movements Katswe Sisterhood held a demonstration in Harare demanding the right to dress as they please.

Former Katswe Sisterhood director, Winnet Shamuyarira said she was angered by Grace’s statement.

MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu said: “The statement by Grace is very disgraceful and denigrating to any woman and more so coming from a woman and the First Lady.”


  1. The First Lady is very right.
    Why would a sane woman want to expose her thighs in public? It’s morally wrong.
    Pamberi nemi Amai Dr. Grace Mugabe.

  2. rape is an issue of power and control, definitely not uncontrolled sexual urges. Babies in nappies are raped, young girls in school uniforms, middle aged women and 80 year old who wear several layers of petticots!! are raped. A nappy is not a mini ladies and gentleman. I want to believe this was just a slip of the tongue by the First Lady.

  3. True that Mudzimai, how 1 really explain that? The first lady of Zim need to be careful in that she is indirectly promoting rape n harassment. There is an element of truth though in what she is saying but the way she address it she is selling women out to be targets.

  4. I don’t see anything wrong with the First Lady’s comments. Those who feel offended when mini skirts are condemned should reconsider their morality and cultural orientation.

  5. Joe Brown Mutasa

    I’ve never supported anything coming from Grace but on this one she spoke like a real first lady who doesn’t tolerate nonsense. Women’s appetite for sex is becoming uncontrollable, they dress like American bitches with their buttocks exposed and sometimes smelling oudor because they don’t bath after all.

  6. Lets be honest, amai’s speach was fair and true, women cant go around turning men on

  7. Amen good statement God likes it Tatenda.Pamwe varume tingapindewo denga.Zvidya taona taremba.Maita henyu mhamha

  8. True, True, True

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