Mugabe mansion: The Front gate into the estate

A local photographer said on February 15 that he and another journalist were allegedly attacked outside the residence as they investigated a report by Britain’s Sunday Times about Mugabe’s possible ownership of the luxury property.

The Sunday Times reported recently Mugabe and his wife Grace have secretly bought the 5.8-million-USD property in the city’s Tai Po district, which the report said was the first in Asia to be identified as the Mugabes’.

The report also claimed the Mugabes have stashed away millions of dollars in Asian bank accounts, although nearly half the population of Zimbabwe is dependent on food aid while a cholera epidemic has claimed more than 2,700 lives.