Robert Mugabe To Get $10 Million Payoff 

By Ikenga Chronicles November 26, 2017

Robert Mugabe To Get $10 Million Payoff 

Ousted Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe and his wife will receive $10 Million as part of a deal negotiated before his resignation last week.

It was gathered that Mugabe, who has been granted immunity from prosecution and a guaranty that no action will be taken against his family’s extensive business interests, would receive a “cash payment of $5m” immediately, with more paid in coming months.

The 93-year-old’s $150,000 salary will also be paid until his death. The 52-year-old First Lady, condemned for her extravagance and greed, will receive half that amount for the rest of her life.

Opposition politicians have criticised the agreement with the former President;

“We are not privy to any deal reached with Mugabe, and if there is any deal on money or anything else it is unconstitutional,” said Douglas Mwonzora, Secretary General of the Movement for Democratic Change, the main opposition party.

“In terms of the constitution Mugabe is a retired President and does not have immunity to criminal or civil wrongdoing committed while in office. In Zanu-PF, they can grant each other immunity, but the law does not authorise that.”

Themba Mliswa, an independent MP, said “there was no country which would like to see a former President in a state of poverty”, but that leaders must understand they are accountable;

“There must be a good precedent. You can’t see a President come in looking to loot and plunder and thinking he will be allowed to keep it,” Mliswa said.

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