In September 2014, Zimbabwe’s out-going first lady, Grace Mugabe, said her husband, out-going President Robert Mugabe, is the poorest among leaders all over the world. Grace Mugabe said this whilst addressing traditional chiefs gathered at her multi-million dollar compound in Mazowe to support her political ambitions.
We break down how much ‘the poorest president in the world’ is actually worth. Here is a look at some of the assets Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace own.
US$4 million (R56 million) Hong Kong mansion
The luxury villa is set among the green hills of Hong Kong’s New Territories, and is said to be one of Grace Mugabe’s favourite properties.
US$9.9 million (R138-million) Zimbabwe mansion