సెక్రటరీ గా చేరి మిస్ట్రెస్ గా మారి భర్త ఉండగానే వేరొకరితో పిల్లలని కని అతనితోనే సెటిల్ అయిపోయి అక్రమ సంపాదనతో, అడ్డగోలు చదువుతో, పీ. హెచ్ . డీ కొట్టేసి, వేరొక స్త్రీ తల పగల గొట్టి కోర్టు కేసు ని మాఫీ చేయించుకున్న గ్రేస్.
Grace Ntombizodwa was born in Benoni, South Africa to migrant parents as the fourth of five children in the family. She married air force pilot Stanley Goreraza and they had a son, Russell Goreraza, born 1984.
While working as secretary to the president, Robert Mugabe, she became his mistress while still married to Stanley Goreraza – and had two children, Bona, named after Mugabe's mother, and Robert Peter, Jr.
After the death of Mugabe's first wife, Sally Hayfron, the couple were married in an extravagant Catholic Mass, titled the "Wedding of the Century" by the Zimbabwe press. At the time of their marriage Grace Mugabe was 31 and Robert Mugabe was 72 years old. In 1997, she gave birth to the couple's third child, Chatunga Berlamine Mugabe.
Grace Mugabe is known for her lavish lifestyle, and Western media has nicknamed her "Gucci Grace". The Daily Telegraph called her "notorious at home for her profligacy" in coverage of a 2003 trip to Paris, during which she was reported as spending US$120,000) in a short shopping spree.
Grace acquired property holdings in Hong Kong, including a diamond cutting business and a property . Her name was herd along with high-ranking Zimbabwean government officials and well-connected elites among those generating millions of dollars in personal income by hiring teams of diggers to hand-extract diamonds from the Chiadzwa mine in eastern Zimbabwe.
Controversy ensued when Grace Mugabe was given a doctoral degree in sociology in September 2014 from the University of Zimbabwe two months after entering the programme. She was awarded the degree by her husband and University Chancellor Robert Mugabe. Her doctoral thesis is not available in the university archive and she has faced calls to return her PhD.
Grace is said to have assaulted a 20-year-old model at a hotel in Johannesburg. Grace hit the women and her sons, with an extension rod causing various injuries including one on forehead. After charges were laid by Engels for "assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm", Grace was due to appear at a Johannesburg court on 15 August 2017, but did not. she was subsequently granted diplomatic immunity.