In 2015 Mugabe’s wife Grace bought a house next door to Jacob Zuma’s Mansion in Dubai for R130-million, according to a Dubai estate agent who claimed he sold it to her.
The first lady – known as “Gucci Grace” for her extravagant shopping habits – had previously been renting the property for R500,000 a month and regularly stayed there with her son, the agent said. It is understood he was referring to Robert Mugabe jnr.
In August last year Mugabe cut short his participation at the 36th SADC heads of state summit in Swaziland and flew to Dubai on “family business”.
Mugabe’s mansion is located on address Villa J11 on Julnar 2 Street
Details of the Mugabe house first emerged in court papers during a dispute over a $1.35-million (R17-million) diamond ring between Grace and Lebanese businessman Jamal Ahmed.
Mugabe and family in Dubai