Meet the family former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe left behind

Meet the family former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe left behind

The world is still coming to terms with the passing of former Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, and YEN.com.gh decided to take a look at the people he has left behid.

On Friday morning, citizens across Africa were met with news of Robert Mugabe's death and they took to social media to express their views on his sudden death.

YEN.com.gh decided to focus on the people he had left behind - his wife and three children.

Grace Mugabe

Grace Mugabe is the wife of the late former Zimbabwean president. Mugabe and his wifey tied the knot in 1996.

Grace was born on 23 July in Benoni, South Africa, to migrant parents. She is the fourth of five children. Her father stayed in Mzansi to work and support his family - who had since moved to Rhodesia.

The late African dictator was not Grace's first husband - a 19-year-old Grace had been married to an air force pilot, Stanley Goreraza, with whom she had a son, Russell Goreraza.

Grace was still married to Goreraza when she started an affair with Mugabe - for whom she worked as a secretary.

In 1988, Grace gave birth to their first child, Bona, and later a son named Robert Peter Jr. Shortly after his first wife's death, Mugabe and Grace tied the knot in 1996.

At the time of their wedding, Grace was 31 and Mugabe was 72 years old, Wikipedia reported. Two years after tying the knot, Grace gave birth to their third child, Chatunga Berlamine Mugabe.

The family Robert Mugabe left behind: Who are his wife and kids?

Grace and Robert Mugabe. Photo credit: Getty images.
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Michael Nhamodzenyika Mugabe

Mugabe did not leave Michael Nhamodzenyika Mugabe behind when he died, but we thought it was important to name his first child in the article. Mugabe and his first wife, Sally Hayfron, had Michael on 27 September, 1966.

However, at the age of just three, Michael passed away in Ghana due to malaria, The South African reported.

Bona Mugabe

Bona is Mugabe's only daughter and the first child he had with Grace. She was named after the former Zimbabwean president's mother and is currently 31 years old.

In 2017, Bona was named Zimbabwe's appointed a member of the country's Board of Censors, as well as member of the board of Empower Bank.

She has a child of her own with her husband, Simba Chikore, who was appointed as chief operating officer at Air Zimbabwe.

Their 2014 wedding at Mugabe's Harare mansion cost a reported $4.49 million - which is an estimated R66.42 million.

The family Robert Mugabe left behind: Who are his wife and kids?

Bona Mugabe. Photo credit: Chatunga Bellarmine Mugabe/Facebook.
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Robert Mugabe Jr.

His eldest living son, Robert Mugabe Jr, is reportedly a fashion designer. According to a report by News24 in 2018, Mugabe Jr said he drew inspiration for his designs from his mother.

The family Robert Mugabe left behind: Who are his wife and kids?

From left: Chatunga, Grace and Robert Mugabe Jr. Photo credit: Chatunga Bellarmine Mugabe/Facebook.
Source: Facebook

Chatunga Bellarmine Mugabe

Chatunga Bellarmine Mugabe was born in 1997. He has been criticised by Zimbabweans for his partying lifestyle in Mzansi.

The 22-year-old reportedly owned a butchery business, which News24 reported he was at risk of losing in 2918.

The family Robert Mugabe left behind: Who are his wife and kids?

Chatunga and his parents. Photo credit: Chatunga Bellarmine Mugabe/Facebook.
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