These are just a few examples, but there was a pattern or systematic looting of public funds.

Ministry of Finance and Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe officials know this.” Sources close to the family told the Independent that while Mugabe and Grace still remain holed up in their Blue Roof mansion in Harare, their children have been scattered by the political upheavals which engulfed Zimbabwe recently leading to their dramatic loss of power.

On some occasions the family used public funds to acquire private assets.

By mid-year, Mugabe had overspent on travel by US$23 million.

Investigations by the Zimbabwe Independent show that Mugabe’s wife Grace used to siphon millions during the trips.

“On one occasion this year, for instance, his wife took about US$3,5 million during a foreign trip,” a senior Treasury official said this week.

His family members have reportedly joined him in South Africa.

Grace’s allies and former cabinet ministers Jonathan Moyo and Saviour Kasukuwere, as well as their families, who sought refuge at the Blue Roof after the army intervention, have also left the country. Moyo and Kasukuwere’s families had remained in the country, but fled after the military raided their homes for the second time last Thursday.

The sources said Mugabe’s step son, Russel Goreraza, who is Grace’s first child with her former husband and hence the former president’s step son, is the only one who is still in Harare.

Their daughter Bona, son-in-law Simba Chikore and grandson Simbanashe left for Malaysia on Friday last week. Mugabe’s party-loving boys Robert Junior and Bellarmine Chatunga are staying at their affluent Sandhurst mansion.

Simba’s brother Derrick Chikore is involved in a dodgy US0 million Dema energy deal which did not go through tender. Grace’s Mazowe empire includes an opulent double-storey mansion on Mapfeni Farm, which can be seen from Manzou Farm where she has been evicting thousands of villagers since 2011 to establish a game park.

There is also a dairy farm, orphanage, a school and a proposed US

Grace’s allies and former cabinet ministers Jonathan Moyo and Saviour Kasukuwere, as well as their families, who sought refuge at the Blue Roof after the army intervention, have also left the country. Moyo and Kasukuwere’s families had remained in the country, but fled after the military raided their homes for the second time last Thursday.The sources said Mugabe’s step son, Russel Goreraza, who is Grace’s first child with her former husband and hence the former president’s step son, is the only one who is still in Harare.Their daughter Bona, son-in-law Simba Chikore and grandson Simbanashe left for Malaysia on Friday last week. Mugabe’s party-loving boys Robert Junior and Bellarmine Chatunga are staying at their affluent Sandhurst mansion.Simba’s brother Derrick Chikore is involved in a dodgy US$200 million Dema energy deal which did not go through tender. Grace’s Mazowe empire includes an opulent double-storey mansion on Mapfeni Farm, which can be seen from Manzou Farm where she has been evicting thousands of villagers since 2011 to establish a game park.There is also a dairy farm, orphanage, a school and a proposed US$1 billion dollar private university project to be funded by public funds.Although Mugabe and Grace appear to be quiet in the public domain, the former First Lady has been complaining behind-the-scenes about how her family and the families of her allies have been treated.

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Grace’s allies and former cabinet ministers Jonathan Moyo and Saviour Kasukuwere, as well as their families, who sought refuge at the Blue Roof after the army intervention, have also left the country. Moyo and Kasukuwere’s families had remained in the country, but fled after the military raided their homes for the second time last Thursday.

The sources said Mugabe’s step son, Russel Goreraza, who is Grace’s first child with her former husband and hence the former president’s step son, is the only one who is still in Harare.

Their daughter Bona, son-in-law Simba Chikore and grandson Simbanashe left for Malaysia on Friday last week. Mugabe’s party-loving boys Robert Junior and Bellarmine Chatunga are staying at their affluent Sandhurst mansion.

Simba’s brother Derrick Chikore is involved in a dodgy US$200 million Dema energy deal which did not go through tender. Grace’s Mazowe empire includes an opulent double-storey mansion on Mapfeni Farm, which can be seen from Manzou Farm where she has been evicting thousands of villagers since 2011 to establish a game park.

There is also a dairy farm, orphanage, a school and a proposed US$1 billion dollar private university project to be funded by public funds.

Although Mugabe and Grace appear to be quiet in the public domain, the former First Lady has been complaining behind-the-scenes about how her family and the families of her allies have been treated.

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Grace’s allies and former cabinet ministers Jonathan Moyo and Saviour Kasukuwere, as well as their families, who sought refuge at the Blue Roof after the army intervention, have also left the country. Moyo and Kasukuwere’s families had remained in the country, but fled after the military raided their homes for the second time last Thursday.

The sources said Mugabe’s step son, Russel Goreraza, who is Grace’s first child with her former husband and hence the former president’s step son, is the only one who is still in Harare.

Their daughter Bona, son-in-law Simba Chikore and grandson Simbanashe left for Malaysia on Friday last week. Mugabe’s party-loving boys Robert Junior and Bellarmine Chatunga are staying at their affluent Sandhurst mansion.

Simba’s brother Derrick Chikore is involved in a dodgy US$200 million Dema energy deal which did not go through tender. Grace’s Mazowe empire includes an opulent double-storey mansion on Mapfeni Farm, which can be seen from Manzou Farm where she has been evicting thousands of villagers since 2011 to establish a game park.

billion dollar private university project to be funded by public funds.

Although Mugabe and Grace appear to be quiet in the public domain, the former First Lady has been complaining behind-the-scenes about how her family and the families of her allies have been treated.