Age ain't nothing but a number: The young wives of Zimbabwe's old and rich politicians

Age ain't nothing but a number: The young wives of Zimbabwe's old and rich politicians

Age disparities between romantic partners are seemingly a normal phenomenon, especially among Zimbabwe's politicians.

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From former President Robert Mugabe to current Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, Zimbabwe's male politicians seem to prefer much younger partners.

Briefly.co.za brings you four high profile couples with some of the widest age gaps in that country.

1. Robert and Grace Mugabe

Former Zimbabwean first couple Robert and Grace Mugabe. Source: Google

Former Zimbabwean first couple Robert and Grace Mugabe. Source: Google

The former first couple got married in 1996 when Mugabe was 72 and Grace was 31 — a gap of 41 years. They are now aged 94 and 52 respectively.

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2. Constantino and Marry Chiwenga

Zimbabwe's Vice President pictured with his wife Marry. Source: Myzimbabwe.co.zw

Zimbabwe's Vice President pictured with his wife Marry. Source: Myzimbabwe.co.zw

Zimbabwe's Vice President, 62-year-old Constantino Chiwenga, is married to 35-year-old former model Marry Chiwenga. Their age gap is a sizeable 27 years.

3. Cain Mathema and Bathabetsoe Diana Nare

Cain Mathema and Bathabetsoe Diana Nare on their wedding day. Source: Myzimbabwe.co.zw

Cain Mathema and Bathabetsoe Diana Nare on their wedding day. Source: Myzimbabwe.co.zw

According to Myzimbabwe.co.zw, 72-year-old Cain Mathema is the Matabeleland Minister of State.

In 2016 at the age of 70, he got married to Bathabetsoe Diana Nara, who was aged 23 at the time. Their age gap is a massive 47 years.

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4. Karikoga Kaseke and Betty Nhambu Kaseke

Karikoga Kaseke, 56 and Betty Nhambu Kaseke, 34. Source: Myzimbabwe.co.zw

Karikoga Kaseke, 56 and Betty Nhambu Kaseke, 34. Source: Myzimbabwe.co.zw

Zimbabwe's Tourism Authority boss, 56-year-old Karikoga Kaseke, is married to 34-year-old Betty Nhambu. Their age disparity is a relatively "modest" 22 years.

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