Mugabe to stay in opulence, retirement advantages unveiled



    The Mugabes: beneficiant pension unveiled by President Mnangagwa

    The panoply of beneficiant advantages that Zimbabwe’s former  chief, Robert Mugabe will take pleasure in in retirement has been revealed by his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a gazette.

    According to the gazette, Mugabe shall take pleasure in no fewer than the companies of  six safety personnel,  two drivers, two non-public secretaries and two aide-de-camp officers  and two workplace attendants.

    His workplace shall be totally furnished , with no less than  a landline phone and a cellphone, two computer systems and such different workplace tools and supplies as could be decided by the reigning President.

    Mugabe, who already lives in a blue roof palace in Harare will  get as well as  a housing allowance to be decided by Mnangagwa, or a single non-public residence acquired or constructed on his  behalf at anywhere of his selection in Zimbabwe or cost of a lump sum equal to the worth of the non-public residence.

    The latter profit will even accrue to his  surviving partner or dependant little one as much as the age of  21 years. 

    “With respect to private residence, the property shall be constructed on land which in total may not exceed 5 000 square metres. The residence, if it was to be built, should not exceed a reasonably sized house with five bedrooms, a guest wing with three bedrooms, a study, swimming pool, two guardrooms and two garages”, the gazette mentioned.

    As a part of the advantages, Mugabe will even be entitled to benefit from the companies of  three home staff,  two gardeners, two cooks, two waiters and two laundry individuals.”

    He, his spouse Grace  and dependent youngsters will even take pleasure in medical support allowance, which means they may take pleasure in free medical therapy.

    Mugabe and Grace  shall be entitled to  diplomatic passports, top notch air and rail tickets throughout the nation and out of doors,  as much as a most of 4 journeys per 12 months.

    Mugabe can be entitled to 1 sedan (Mercedes Benz S500 Series or an equal class of motorized vehicle), one four-wheel drive station wagon or equal, and a pickup van.

    The safety personnel and different workers working for him are additionally entitled to automobiles, the variety of which shall be decided by  President Mnangawa.

    Government shall bear the price of fuelling  all of the automobiles and all of the automobiles are  replaceable after each 5 years.

    Also, Mugabe won’t bear the price of utilities  similar to water, electrical energy, phone, each at residence and in his workplace. Government pays for all.

    The Gazette entitled ‘Presidential Pension and Retirement Benefits (Services and Facilities for Former Presidents) Notice, 2017’ takes quick impact, in accordance with Zimbabwe Herald newspaper.

    The Gazette says  that Zimabwe’s leaders since 1987 are entitled to take pleasure in the advantages. Mugabe, nonetheless,  was the only President of the nation since 1980 and would be the first to take action.