Grace Mugabe, Zimbabwe's first lady, is a mess.
She has been accused of punching out a newspaper photographer who dared to take pictures of her on a Hong Kong shopping spree.
She is rumored to have carried on a "secret" affair with Zimbabwe's central bank chief Gideon Gono.
And even though her nation is broke, Mugabe's lavish jet-setting lifestyle has led her critics to call her "Disgrace."
Now the Zimbabwe Standard newspaper is facing a $15 million lawsuit from Mugabe for reporting that she was involved in illegal diamond deals.
The newspaper story was based on a 2008 Wikileaks dispatch that quotes former U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe James McGee as saying that both Mugabe and her alleged lover Gano had "reaped tremendous profits" from corruption and violence-plagued diamond mines in eastern Zimbabwe.
It's enough to make you get down on your hands and knees and kiss the ground in thanks for First Lady Michelle Obama.
The Zimbabwe courts ought to throw Mugabe's silly lawsuit out -- without delay.
The story shows why the Wikileaks disclosures are valuable.
The people of the world have the right to know what is really going on in the capitals, embassies and government offices around the world. All the nasty little secrets of government representatives and friends, like Grace Mugabe's misdeeds, need to be exposed.
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