Days before the military coup d’état in Zimbabwe, one of Mugabe’s sons uploaded a snapchat displaying his £45,000 diamond watch with £200 champagne, according to Daily Mail. The story went viral fueling anger of Zimbabweans as the country suffers from an economic collapse with a 95% unemployment rate.
The video shows Chatunga Bellarmine Mugabe in a South African nightclub pouring bottles of expensive champagne onto his diamond watch. Both of Mugabe’s parasitical elite sons are living the highlife in South Africa - totally removed from the hellacious economic environment in Zimbabwe.
This all occurred days before the military coup d’état and highlights how disconnected the Mugabe family is from reality.
Perhaps, a ‘Maria Antoinette Moment’ has developed, as the power of the citizens through the military have finally had enough.
One of Mugabe’s sons bragged in another snapchat video ‘daddy run the whole country’, as we might add - not anymore...
According to the Daily Mail, Grace Mugabe and her sons live the expensive life flaunting wealth like it’s no tomorrow.
The ‘First Lady of Shopping’, currently under house arrest with her husband at their 25-bedroom Blue Roof mansion military coup, has lavished millions on bling, including £200,000 on a diamond-studded headboard.
She is widely loathed in Zimbabwe, where seven in ten are stuck in poverty. The population has been incensed by reports of a lavish lifestyle that once saw her spend £120,000 on one shopping spree in Paris.
In Zimbabwe’s second-largest city, Bulawayo, a speaker at a rally said anger at Grace Mugabe, whose apparent attempts to succeed her husband were a factor in the military’s decision to step in. ‘You and your husband should go today and not tomorrow,’ the speaker said.
Zimbabwe’s crippled economy was once a major economic driver in Africa–thanks to its abundant agricultural assets, but in more recent times the Mugabe family through corruption has collapsed the economy.
Last month Transparency International estimated the country lost $1 billion a year to corruption, which it seems the citizens and the military have finally had enough. Even worse, most citizens have had their savings wiped out thanks to hyperinflation. For sometime the lavish lifestyle of the Mugabe family was flaunted, but that has now come to an end.
The one question we ask: Did China influence Zimbabwe’s ouster of Mugabe? After all, China, the world’s second biggest economy, now accounts for nearly half of all foreign direct investments in Zimbabwe.