Former First Lady Grace Mugabe’s elderly mother, gogo Idah Marufu, died on Friday morning at the Trauma Centre in the wealthy Harare suburb of Borrowdale.
Marufu was a resident at former president Robert Mugabe’s large Blue Roof property in the suburb.
Meanwhile Kudzanayi Chipanga, a leader of the Zanu-PF faction dubbed “G40”, confirmed the death to Zimbabwean online publication Zimbabwe Eye and said that Marufu was in her 90s, her exact age is not yet known.
It was reported this week that both Grace Mugabe herself and her 94-year-old husband are not well.
The wife of the former president is currently in Singapore, according to a letter of congratulations Robert Mugabe sent Emmerson Mnangagwa after his inauguration as president on Sunday.
“Your Excellency, thank you for your invitation to me and my wife to attend the inauguration ceremony. My wife is not well in Singapore and also I am not well,” the letter said.
Sources close to the family told The Mirror that preparations are underway for the burial of Grace's mother at the Marufu homestead in Chivhu.