Reading, in the past few days, about Robert Mugabe’s downfall and the role of his wife Grace, I can’t stop thinking the old, Christian story of Adam and Eve, where a manipulative woman seduces a man in order to do things for which he eventually pays a heavy price.

This is an extremely problematic and sexist line of reasoning. Ι am not saying that Grace Mugabe has no responsibility  and she is not to blame,  but that kind of thinking intends to clear Mugabe or any other man in a similar position, regardless of colour, race, economic and political status, of any responsibility and accountability for his own actions.

To present a man, as a simple, good and unfortunate creature, a puppet on a string, easily manipulated by a skilful and ambitious woman, is just foolish chauvinistic view.