Nearly a million dollars in cash was stolen from a suitcase owned by ousted Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, as bag filled with a million dollars and Only $78,000 was found in the bag on January 6 this year, according to The Herald citing court documents
The three accused — which include Constancia Mugabe, 50, a relative of the president are accused of spending the money on cars, houses and farm animals, and they were appeared before Chinhoyi magistrates court on Thursday and were ordered to return on February 7.
Mugabe’s whereabouts have been unconfirmed since late November when President Emmerson Mnangagwa, his successor, said the ailing 94-year-old was in Singapore for medical treatment and was now unable to walk. His 37-year reign was marked by state corruption, economic collapse and brutal repression of dissent. According to prosecutors Constancia Mugabe had keys to Mugabe’s rural house allowing the other suspects, who were employed as cleaners, to gain full access to the property when the theft occurred.
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17 November, 2019