Mu­gabe left behind $10mn, some houses

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

Harare, Zim­babwe - The wealth of Zim­babwe’s for­mer long­time pres­i­dent Robert Mu­gabe was long a mys­tery. Now the first of­fi­cial list of as­sets to be made pub­lic says he left behind US$10mn and sev­eral houses when he died in Septem­ber.

Some in Zim­babwe view that es­tate as far too mod­est for Mu­gabe, who ruled for 37 years and was ac­cused by crit­ics of ac­cu­mu­lat­ing vast riches and pre­sid­ing over grand cor­rup­tion.

The re­port by the state-run Her­ald news­pa­per on Tues­day does not men­tion any over­seas as­sets, though it is thought that Mu­gabe had prop­er­ties in neigh­bour­ing South Africa and in Asia.

The re­port says there ap­pears to be no will, though lawyers are still looking for one.

The re­port cites the lawyers as say­ing the law stip­u­lates that Mu­gabe’s wife, Grace, and chil­dren will in­herit the prop­erty in that case.

Mu­gabe also left behind a farm, ten cars and 11 hectares of land that in­cluded an or­chard at his ru­ral home where he was buried.

His daugh­ter, Bona, reg­is­tered the es­tate on be­half of the fam­ily, the re­port said.

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