Mugabe: Suitcase of money stolen from ex-Zimbabwe leader

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Ex-President Robert Mugabe was suspended in 2017

Three people have seemed in justice in Zimbabwe, indicted of hidden a container containing $150,000 (£117,600) of income from a country’s suspended president, Robert Mugabe.

The suspected thieves allegedly spent a income on cars, homes and animals.

A relations of a ex-president, Constantia Mugabe, is among a accused, government-owned media report.

She allegedly had keys to Mr Mugabe’s farming home in Zvimba, nearby a collateral Harare, and gave a others access.

The other suspects were employed as cleaners during a time of a theft, that allegedly happened someday between 1 Dec and early January.

“Johanne Mapurisa bought a Toyota Camry… and a residence for $20,000 after a incident,” state prosecutor Teveraishe Zinyemba told Chinhoyi magistrates court.

“Saymore Nhetekwa also bought a Honda… and stock that enclosed pigs and cattle for an undisclosed amount.”

Mr Mugabe, now 94, was forced out of bureau by Zimbabwe’s troops in 2017.

Up to that point, he had been in energy for 37 years, initial as primary apportion and after as president.

Once famously claiming that a nation could never go bankrupt, he was indicted of enjoying a intemperate lifestyle while presiding over Zimbabwe’s mercantile collapse.

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US dollars are rarely cherished in Zimbabwe. In theory, a internal “bond notes” banks allot are equal to a US banking – though in existence they buy most less.

Since retiring, Mr Mugabe has had problem walking and has spent months in Singapore for medical treatment.

It is misleading if he was during home while a burglary took place.

The 3 suspects have been expelled on bail. The AFP news group reports that a fourth is still during large.