One of Robert Mugabe’s sons is accused of destroying property at a house party.
On Sunday morning, an enraged Robert Mugabe junior accused his friend’s gardener of urinating on the wheels of his car before going on a rampage to vandalise high-end cars and property.
Mugabe spent Sunday night at Harare’s Avondale police station after being arrested on suspicion of destroying property worth over R200,000 at a house in the leafy suburb of Strathaven.
This was revealed on Monday when the late Zimbabwean strongman’s son, Robert Mugabe, appeared in court to face a charge of malicious property damage.
According to the police report, the complainant was his friend Sindiso Nkathazo.
According to the State, Mugabe paid a visit to Nkathazo’s home. He got into a heated argument with his friend’s gardener, whom he accused of urinating on his car’s wheels.
The gardener fled when he realised Mugabe was upset.
Mugabe is accused of smashing the windscreens of two Mercedes Benz CLS and an E350D in a fit of rage.
He is also accused of causing damage to various properties, including windows and household electrical devices.
The estimated cost of the damage was $12,000 USD (around R217 000).
Mugabe’s lawyer, Ashiel Mugiya, told journalists after the initial appearance in court that the National Prosecuting Authority “has given the parties an opportunity to negotiate,” but charges were not dropped.
Since his father’s death in September 2019, Robert junior has mostly kept to himself, only making a grand entrance at a Zanu-PF rally last March to support President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Mugabe was admitted to a Singapore hospital in May of last year after his right lung collapsed during a visit to the Asian country.
He reportedly barely escaped death in September after crashing his luxury Range Rover Vogue SUV in the Nyanga resort area.