Journalist Quinton Mtyala shared the first picture of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, since his resignation on Tuesday, and social media had a field day.
The picture shows the couple sitting on a couch with three men standing behind them, and Grace apparently looking like she has not slept since her husband’s resignation.
First picture of the Mugabe’s emerge after Robert Mugabe was forced out of office on Tuesday. Grace looks like she hasn’t slept in days, the arrogance wiped from her face. What’s “stress” in Shona? ???? pic.twitter.com/xwwhOhZ62h
— Quinton Mtyala (@mtyala) November 22, 2017
While social media users said Grace looked like she finished all the tissue boxes in the house, others said the guys at the back looked like they were forced to be in it.
These were some of the comments on the picture:
“Was Grace married to Mugabe or to the power and perks? Did Grace love him really or she loved the power and perks? Poor Bob. I hope she sticks with him to the very end.”
"presidential" make-up gone…"presidential" confidence gone…"presidential" arrogance gone…"presidential" stature gone..shadow of grace????
— ThembuChief (@kebza1) November 22, 2017
“We are taught to love and forgive! Mugabe is and shall always be part of the great Zim nation, let’s treat him with respect as former president and stop ridiculing him! In any case, Zim did not reach where it is just because of one man! It’s time to forgive and move on. No excuses.”
“Her husband looks like hes sleeping plenty.”
— RCT42 (@RCTFourtyTwo) November 23, 2017
“Mina I want to interview the help in her home…..those people have the stories.”
“This is when you realise that you really have no power.”
The guys standing in the back look like they are holding back laughter….
— Job Mwesigwa (@JobMwesigwa1) November 23, 2017
“And what’s that on the table, a certificate of bad governance?”
This nigga here looking like he just about to burst out laughing!!
"Sooooo, I'm assuming things didn't go exactly according to plan comrades????????????????????
Off to Benoni!!" pic.twitter.com/9RlssyJZk6
— Desmond Mokoena (@Desmond_MK) November 23, 2017
“No rings on her fingers? I wonder if the generals took those? What will be next? Ferragamos? Farms? The island in Malaysia?
“He and she are fortunate they didn’t meet the fate of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu.”