President Robert Mugabe’s sons were evicted from a luxury apartment block in Johannesburg’s affluent Sandton area because of their “unacceptable behaviour”, a newspaper reported on Friday.
The two young men, Robert Junior and Chatunga Bellarmine, had been renting a luxury apartment at The Regent apartment hotel, in Morningside, Sandton.
“The boys were usually up during the night partying with different ladies, drinking and smoking,” a resident said.
“There were almost daily complaints by other tenants about the noise coming from their apartment 601.”
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.
The fight was said to have involved “a dispute over women”.
The boys were reportedly forced to vacate the property after the incident.
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.
The Independent said that Robert Junior was a student at the University of Johannesburg, and that he and his brother were chauffeured around in luxury limousines.
A source told the paper: “Their driver would wait dutifully on call in one of the luxury vehicles, often sleeping there, awaiting a command to drive them to wherever they wanted.”
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