According to NewsDay, Mugabe said, “If you walk around wearing mini skirts displaying your thighs and inviting men to drool over you, then you want to complain when you have been raped? It’s unfortunate because it will be your fault.
“Wear clothes like Mai Mugabe or you can choose a trousers, but not those which are too tight. These types of clothes are the signs of moral decadence in our country.”
The comments drew the ire of women’s rights activists and the general public.
An attorney from the Women’s Legal Centre, Sanja Bornman, said, “To blame a woman’s outfit or what she’s wearing is blaming the victim and that props up rape culture.”
To all rape Survivors Grace Mugabe is wrong, it was NEVER you fault!
— Iam Charlotte Maxeke (@TshohanaM) November 21, 2015
The last thing we need is a woman saying “If you are raped it’s your fault”. . Grace Mugabe needs to visit Oscar’s bathroom at 4am
— Zim Zim (@ZimCandy) November 21, 2015
Did Grace Mugabe…just said… Why am I not surprised by someone who got a PhD in 3 months.
— Shingaï Ndingà (@BalletNoir) November 21, 2015
Grace Mugabe please don’t do this you are just cheering the rapists on now
— Lunga Felane (@TheeFela) November 21, 2015
Dear Grace Mugabe, rapists are to be blamed for rape, not alcohol or not mini-skirts but RAPISTS. Stop justifying rape. Stop #RapeCulture
— Womyn Power (@MissMadiba) November 21, 2015
Grace Mugabe get ur facts straight we can not play a blame game when it comes to rape but i cant blame u afterall ur hubby marked ur thesis.
— *PlsCallMeLeech* (@Jean_LawrenceXV) November 21, 2015
Don’t Wana sound disrespectful but Grace Mugabe though…. On behalf of the women am disappointed
— Moipone Mahlatsi (@MoiponeMahlats1) November 21, 2015
Nw dats an insult wen a woman says women r 2 b blamed 4 being raped, esp f yu or yr daughter has neva bn raped, Grace Mugabe *clap once**
— Conquerer (@jacquensingo8) November 21, 2015
— Ozer Khalid (@OzerKhalid) November 21, 2015
Comments by Grace Mugabe on rape + skimpy clothes + women are to blame= Dis(Grace)
— #ImplementTheReport (@ModiehiChere) November 21, 2015