Work on Bona Mugabe’s mansion stalls in wake of father’s fall from power

A Chinese contractor has stopped work on a mansion being built for Robert Mugabe’s eldest daughter, Bona, according to reports.

FILE: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (L) casts his vote alongside his wife Grace and daughter Bona (R) at a polling booth in a school in Harare on 31 July 2013. Picture: AFP.

HARARE - Reports from Zimbabwe say a Chinese contractor has stopped work on a mansion being built for Robert Mugabe’s eldest daughter, Bona.

Work on the property in eastern Harare appears to have stalled in the wake of her father’s fall from power.

The private _NewsDay _says work on Bona Mugabe's mansion began on a grand scale in May.

The paper published a picture of the building site. It shows massive earthworks on what was previously a wooded hillside in Harare’s picturesque Umwinsidale suburb.

A worker at the site told the paper that earth-moving equipment was removed from the area in the wake of Robert Mugabe’s fall from power in November.

The area remains under police guard, although it’s unclear if and when construction work will resume.