Following the death of Robert Mugabe on Friday, the focus may soon be on Zimbabwe's longtime wife, who serves as the country's controversial former first lady and enjoys unparalleled prosecution throughout Mugabe's life, but who could be in a far more vulnerable position now.
Nearly two years after his military capture, Grace Mugabe's future in the former British colony is far from certain. When their fall from power was imminent, Mugabe and his family were promised immunity from prosecution and given a generous pension by incumbent President Emerson Mnangagwa. According to some reports, the agreement between Mugabe and the military concerned Mugabe's direct and extended family, including his three children with Grace.
But with his death, it is not clear whether this pension or the undisputed protection remains ̵
WHO IS GRACIA MUGAB, THE MOST POLARIZING OF THE FIRST MUST? extravagant expenses, lavish lifestyles and entitled behavior.
Titled Gucci Grace and Dis-Grace, she twice used diplomatic immunity as a defense against assault charges – one involving a British photographer in Hong Kong and another affecting her alleged power cord on a South African model . In the latter case, however, her immunity was revoked in December and an arrest warrant was issued.
The couple's sons – Robert Mugabe Jr. and Chatung Bellarmin – have also been known for parading their lavish lifestyle on social media.  FLASHBACK: FUTURE ZIMBABU THE FIRST LONG GRATION MUBABE SUBJECT TO WIN THE FIRST WARRANTY GUARANTEES treatment of her husband by the new rulers of Zimbabwe.
In her later years, Grace was politically responsible for the aging autocrat – especially after rumors began to emerge that she was caring for her husband's heir instead of longtime loyalists like Mnangagwa and this uncertainty ultimately sparked the military a coup that forced Mugabe out of power.
Grace has mostly withdrawn from the spotlight after her husband was ousted, but his death may mean its re-emergence and arriving in a shattered national economy, the presence of the well
Even residents in the capital Harare were stunned to find themselves in some of the worst conditions of their lives: waiting in the rows in the middle of the night to draw water in wells, as the infrastructure largely collapsed, dressing up for basics like bread and wait ki in the passport office for weeks hoping to escape our country and our misery – as millions of others have done.
"We were promised Canaan," a Harare resident, Dadirai Tsakai, told the Associated Press earlier this year during an interview during another city delay. "But this is hell."
Desperation has flared up more than once this year, leading to violent crackdowns by security forces alleging abuses such as indiscriminate killings and rapes of civilians.
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Many remember better days, though still horrible, when the country at least had its own weak currency, no matter how many zeros has spent in wild hyperinflation.
"Life has not been so good, but it has never been so bad," Harare resident Silas Marongo said on Friday, as the country reeling from the death of a 95-year-old man who some thought would never release power its from the country, much less life itself.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.