Monday, November 27, 2017

Robert Mugabe: African Most Read Leader, And Wealth.

Bachelor of Arts (History and English) (BA) degree from the University of Fort Hare (1951)

Bachelor of Administration (B.Admin) from University of South Africa (Unisa)
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) from the University of South Africa (Unisa)
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Economics from University of London (External Programme)
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from University of London (External Programme)
Master of Laws (LL.M) from University of London (External Programme)
Master of Science (MSc.) in Economics from University of London (External Programme)

The two law degrees were earned while he was in prison (between 1964 and 1975) and the MSc while leading the Zimbabwe government after independence.

REVOKED HONORARY DEGREES:

Honorary LLD degree from University of Edinburgh (1994), which was however revoked in June 2007.
Honorary LLD degree from University of Massachusetts (1986), which was also revoked in June 2008.
Honorary LLD degree from Michigan State University (1990), and was revoked on 12 September 2008.

HONORARY DEGREES:

Honorary LLD degree from Ahmadou Bello University (Nigeria)
Honorary LLD degree from Morehouse College (Atlanta, Georgia)
Honorary LLD degree from University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)
Honorary LLD degree from St. Augustine’s University (Tanzania)
Honorary LLD degree from Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)
Honorary LLD degree from Solusi University (Zimbabwe)

Honorary D.Litt. degree from Africa University (Zimbabwe)
Honorary D.Civil Laws degree from University of Mauritius (Mauritius)
Honorary D.Com. degree from For Hare University (South Africa)
Honorary D.Tech. degree from National University of Science and Technology (Zimbabwe)
Honorary D.Phil (African Heritage and Philosophy) degree from Great Zimbabwe University (Zimbabwe)
While many have found inspiration in his dogged quest for knowledge through formal education, many have also wondered why he was a little less visionary leader and a terrible squanderer of his nation's common wealth for personal gains.

In 2011, Wikileaks published a cable written a decade earlier by the U.S. embassy in Harare that stated, “The full extent of Mugabe’s assets are unknown, but are rumored to exceed $1 billion in value, the majority of which are likely invested outside Zimbabwe.”

The overseas assets are “rumored to include everything from secret accounts in Switzerland, the Channel Islands, and the Bahamas to castles in Scotland".

The Mugabe family indisputably own a property in Hong Kong valued at more than $5 million and have gone to court to claim it.

“Media reports suggested the house was bought months before Bona Mugabe, the daughter of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe began studies at the University of Hong Kong,” the South China Morning Post said in 2015.


The Guardian has also reported real estate purchases in the Mugabe name in “Malaysia, Singapore and possibly Dubai".

In Zimbabwe, the Wikileaks cable said, the Mugabes are said to have six residences, “including a multi-story mansion” then under construction, and a number of farms around the country.

That mansion may refer to the property known as The Blue Roof, which Zimbabwe news group The Citizen says is worth more than $9 million and features “25 bedrooms, a large outdoor pool, two lakes, a massive dining room that can seat more than 30 guests, a large master bedroom with super king size bed and a multi million dollar radar system".

EXPENSIVE TOYS AND TASTES.

The Citizen also catalogs what it says are other Mugabe family toys and trinkets:

A custom  made Mercedes “able to withstand AK-47 bullets, landmines and grenades. It also features a CD and DVD player, internet access and anti bugging devices".
A Rolls Royce Phantom edition that is so exclusive, “only 18 were ever manufactured".
A 100-carat anniversary ring ordered by Grace Mugabe worth $1.35 million.

An edited list has put Mugabe wealth at the expense of Zimbabweans beyond comparing.

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