Grace Mugabe has 3,000 pairs of shoes, Azeb Mesfin Ethiopian siphons off millions from her husband in high fashion and the Chantal Biya of Cameroon is famous for her Chanel bags
EDWARD S. MOLANO / NAIROBI
A lack of democracy, golden alloys. While the former first lady TunisianLeila Trabelsi , extended black legend this week after allegedly fleeing the country with 1.5 tons of gold, many mainland spouses show a taste just released for the noble metals.
This is the case of Ernestina Naadu Mill , wife of the president of Ghana, in a visit to the White House, feted its American counterpart, Michelle Obama, with a gold and diamond watch valued at no less than $ 48,000 (the income African country per capita is only $ 1,600.)
Equally striking are the syndromes of Grace Mugabe , the Zimbabwean president’s spouse, who is accused of possessing more than 3,000 pairs of shoes and polish, early last year, more than 100,000 euros in just two hours shopping in Paris ; or Azeb Mesfin Ethiopian, who usually squander in haute couture heritage of her husband: 1,200 million euros .
Five million euros on a journey
Similarly, also highlight the Constancia Guinea Obiang (which recently received a government contract of close to 375 million euros),the South African Nompumelelo Ntuli (which combines infidelities and unpaid bills at luxury shops), the Chantal Biya of Cameroon(famous their Chanel bags) and the c ongoleña Antoine Sassou Nguesso (lover, her husband, the French designer clothing).