Zimbabwe first Lady, Grace Mugabe has sparked outrage by suggesting women are to blame for rape because of the clothes they wear. The Zimbabwe first lady, 50, told rally-goers in Mberengwa, southern Zimbabwe that women who wear mini skirts have no one but themselves to blame if they are rape:
“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.”, according to an update from the private Newsday online.
Speaking in Shona, she reportedly castigated miniskirts.
Mrs Mugabe’s disapproval of miniskirts is well-known: last year she expressed her disgust that then vice president Joice Mujuru had (so the first lady said) worn a short skirt.
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The mother-of-four’s comments are in contrast to those of her husband, President Robert Mugabe, who two months ago said his government was “seriously” considering castrating rapists.