Meet Lorraine Mugariri-Swanepoel, the ex wife of Jason Zhuwao Swanepoel who is the son to former Minister of Youth Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Patrick Zhuwao and nephew to late former president Robert Mugabe. Lorraine’s ex husband, Jason, is a former politician and current chief executive of Indigo Group of companies.
Having been married into a powerful family, one would assume that she exploited her proximity to power to cut corners to achieve her success, but such is not the case. In a recent no-holds-barred interview with state media, the bombshell revealed that she is into various business ventures which include, farming, real estate, fashion designing and advertising.
I am worth over a million dollars. I have billboard infrastructure, land properties, business and a lot of farming projects. I am surprised with what people have been speculating that I am a party person, slay queen and all that. I am a hard-worker and my husband can testify.
Do not refer to me as a slay queen or socialite. I am an entrepreneur and a fashion icon. People do not know the difference between a socialite and a businessperson, hence the term is used wrongly in the media.
Although having been spotted at Genious Kadungure’s all-white parties last year, Lorraine revealed that contrary to most people’s opinions, she is not much of a party person
I do not usually attend parties unless if I am hosting that party. I was approached by Ginimbi and I agreed.
Lorraine is also very passionate about empowering women especially young girls.