- Robert Mugabe still holds the keys to Zimbabwe’s State House property, almost four months after he ‘retired’ as president
- Robert and his wife Grace are apparently refusing to remove their furniture and belongings from the official presidential residence in Harare
- The Mugabe family haven’t actually lived at the property since they moved into the so-called Blue Roof mansion more than 12 years ago
Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are engaged in a childish game with the current government. The Mugabe’s are refusing to vacate Zimbabwe’s official presidential residence known as State House.
More than four months after Mugabe was forced to retire as Zimbabwean president in a military takeover, he still holds the keys to the Harare property. The building was used mostly as a formal reception venue during Mugabe’s time in office.
Various news outlets in Zimbabwe report that Robert and Grace have refused to remove their furniture, valuables and other possessions from the state-owned property.
Briefly.co.za discovered that this refusal has come as a bit of a shock to Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration because the Mugabe family haven’t actually lived in the property for about 12 years.
Robert and Grace moved to the infamous Blue Roof mansion in northern-Harare 12 years ago and converted the property into a privately owned presidential residence.
Reports indicate the Mugabe family are still moping about being removed from power and will do everything in their (limited) power to spite the new administration.
Mnangagwa’s spokesperson, George Charamba who held the same position under Mugabe, said: "Someone is not telling the country that the former president still holds the keys for that house."
Charamba revealed that Mnangagwa has not yet been to the residence since taking his oath of office late last year.
Reports indicate that laptops which were stored in containers at the property had gone missing.
Mnangagwa is understood to be living in Zimbabwe House.
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