President Robert Mugabe’s sons were evicted from a luxury apartment block in Johannesburg’s affluent Sandton area because of their “unacceptable behaviour”, according to Zimbabwe’s news24.
Robert Junior and Chatunga Bellarmine – notorious for a wild partying lifestyle – were recently evicted from a luxurious apartment in the estate after a violent brawl that left one security officer with a broken leg and arm.
Informed sources in Harare and Johannesburg told the Independent this week Mugabe’s boys, known in social circles for hanging out with a harem of trendy young ladies, drinking binges and alleged drug abuse, as well as splurging money like confetti, were last month booted out of The Regent MCC luxury apartments located at Number 21 West Road South, Morningside in Sandton, Johannesburg’s wealthiest area.
The two young men, who previously lived in Dubai and Harare, were in an apartment at the Regent MCC in West Road South, Morningside and were paying rent .
First lady Grace Mugabe came to Johannesburg two weeks ago in an attempt to sort out the mess allegedly left by her sons including damage to the interior of the apartment. Damages to the apartment were paid for by the state.
Chatunga was previously expelled for bad behaviour from the Catholic private school, St Georges, in Harare, and had to complete his secondary education at home. He was seen three months ago, arriving at OR Tambo international airport on a South African aircraft accompanied by two state security men.
Zimbabwe’s privately-owned media claim the two young men moved from Dubai earlier this year after there was allegedly “trouble” with various substances banned in United Arab Emirates.
The details come after Mugabe said last month his wife had made an “emergency” trip to South Africa to find “secure accommodation” for their two sons.
Mugabe’s family and state security services responsible for VIP protection fear South Africa’s crime-ridden environment is a security threat to the boys. There are also fears they could also sink into the country’s Sodom and Gomorrah.