Sally Mugabe dies from kidney failure. She is interred at the National Heroes Acre in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Robert starts a relationship with Grace, who is a secretary in his office and is 40 years his junior. Mugabe claims that Sally was aware of the relationship and “accepted it”.
I did tell her and she just kept quiet and said fine but she did ask, ‘Do you still love me?’ I said yes. And she said, ‘Oh, fine’. Even as Sally was still going through her last few days, although it might have appeared to some as cruel, I said to myself well, it’s not just myself needing children, my mother has all the time said, ah, am I going to die without seeing grandchildren?
Nhamodzenyika Mugabe, a son, is born to the Mugabes
Mugabe marries Sarah (Sally) Fransesca Hefron in Salisbury (Harare), Zimbabwe