Robert Mugabe and his hated wife ‘Gucci’ Grace have been pictured for the first time since he was ousted as President of Zimbabwe.
They were seen at their Blue Roof mansion in Borrowdale, Harare, where he negotiated immunity for as part of a resignation deal.
The immunity deal is also said to include the rest of his family and he was pictured with aides who helped secure the package which included a pension, transport and holiday allowances, security and health insurance.
Mugabe, 93, is said to want to die in Zimbabwe rather than exile.
Grace Mugabe, known and despised for her lavish spending, appears glum following her husband’s sudden unemployment.
Zimbabweans were gathering ahead of the presidential inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa, who will become the country’s second leader since independence from white minority rule in 1980.
Mr Mnangagwa, fired earlier this month as vice president, is poised to lead after the resignation of 93-year-old Robert Mugabe.
Mr Mugabe succumbed to pressure to quit from the military, the ruling party and massive demonstrations.
Mr Mnangagwa, a former justice and defence minister, was a key Mugabe confidant for decades until they fell out because of the presidential ambitions of Mr Mugabe’s wife, Grace.
Despite his long association with the government, Mr Mnangagwa has promised democracy.
In the end, Mr Mugabe was isolated and showing few of the political skills that kept him in power for 37 years.
He will not attend Friday’s swearing-in.