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Bona Mugabe with Simba Chikore

Bona Mugabe seen together with her husband on the funeral of her father in 2019

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Divorce court docket papers seen by the BBC allege that the daughter of Zimbabwe’s ex-President Robert Mugabe owned 25 residential properties, together with a Dubai mansion, price a complete of round $80m (£64m).

Bona Mugabe filed for divorce from former pilot Simba Mutsahuni Chikore in March.

Mr Chikore desires to separate their belongings, which additionally embrace 21 farms, he says.

Ms Mugabe has not but commented on the claims however can be ready to take action.

A supply near the Mugabe household informed the BBC that the previous president had nothing in his identify when he died, though he obtained £10m from the state as a part of his pension. The supply additionally questioned whether or not Bona Mugabe owned all of the belongings listed by her former companion.

Nonetheless, Zimbabweans have reacted with shock and outrage to the extent of the wealth allegedly amassed by simply considered one of Mr Mugabe’s youngsters.

Luxurious automobiles, farming tools and a whole lot of hundreds of {dollars} in money had been additionally talked about within the divorce papers.

Among the 21 farms had been allegedly acquired by the Mugabe household throughout the contentious takeover of white-owned farms within the early 2000s, and regardless of the federal government’s coverage of “one-man one-farm”.

Mr Chikore, who can be demanding joint custody of the couple’s three youngsters, says the belongings had been acquired solely and collectively throughout their marriage, via inheritance and donations from the late president for work carried out on his behalf.

He provides that the belongings he has listed are a drop within the ocean, in comparison with the wealth Ms Mugabe owns outright.

In response, George Charamba, who was Mr Mugabe’s spokesman and now serves in President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s workplace, denied that the couple owned 21 farms.

“All Agricultural Land belongs to the State, with farmers utilizing it on LEASE BASIS,” he tweeted.

He added that no-one ought to “construct any politics or arguments round so-called 21 farms allegedly owned by Cde Bona and her estranged hubby”.

Bona Mugabe with Robert Mugabe

Bona Mugabe pictured together with her father, former President Mugabe, throughout his 91st start celebrations, and mom, Grace

It’s unclear when the divorce case – being heard by a court docket within the capital, Harare – will finish.

Ms Mugabe and Ms Chikore had been married at a lavish marriage ceremony in 2014 that was attended by a number of African heads of state – and was broadcast reside on state tv.

Mr Mugabe died in 2019 on the age of 95, reportedly with out leaving a will. He’s survived by his spouse Grace, Bona, two sons and a step-son.

He was in energy in Zimbabwe from the time of independence in 1980 till he was ousted in 2017 by Mr Mnangagwa, his former ally-turned-rival.

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