The two sons of President Robert Mugabe, Robert Junior and Chatunga Bellarmine were kicked out from a luxury apartment block in Johannesburg’s Sandton, because of their “unacceptable behaviour” reported a newspaper on Friday.
This comes after President Mugabe said his wife had to urgently fly to South Africa to find secure accommodation for their two sons, reports the Daily Sun. The Mugabe sons had relocated to South Africa from Harare and Dubai earlier this year.
According to the Zimbabwe Independent, quoting unnamed sources, said the two boys had been renting a luxury apartment at The Regent apartment hotel, in Morningside, Sandton. The apartments at the building are rented out for up to R74 000 per month, the paper said.
“The boys were usually up during the night partying with different ladies, drinking and smoking,” one unnamed resident told the paper. “There were almost daily complaints by other tenants about the noise coming from apartment 601.”
In a front page story, the Independent said things came to a head late last month after “a violent brawl” in the complex’s entrance area left a member of the boys’ security team seriously injured, said the paper.
The First Lady’s trip to South Africa last month meant that she missed a rally to drum up support for her husband’s 2018 re-election bid. It was at that rally that Mugabe first told supporters about his sons’ accommodation “emergency”, although he gave no details.