Zimbabweans Fume at Bona Mugabe's Wealth

Bona Mugabe, the only daughter of Zimbabwe's late former president Robert Mugabe, is said to own enormous properties in plush residential neighbourhoods in Harare, 21 farms, a U.S.$8 million villa in Dubai, and a collection of luxury cars. The assets, which were disclosed during the current divorce procedures between Mugabe and her former airline pilot husband Simba Chikore, have triggered outrage in the southern African nation.

Mugabe, 33, and Chikore, 46, have been married for nine years. In early 2023, Mugabe filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Chikore, who is contesting the divorce, insists he is entitled to joint custody of the couple's three children and part of the assets the pair acquired jointly. Meanwhile it is alleged that Bona Mugabe's mother Grace Mugabe, has stashed over U.S.$5 billion in Europe.

The latest revelations follow shocking disclosures of large-scale gold smuggling by people connected to the Zimbabwe ruling Zanu-PF party leadership in an Al Jazeera exposé.


Bona Mugabe and Simba Chikore at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport (file photo).

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