September 16, 2019

Zanu-PF to transfer Blue Roof title deeds

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Joseph Madzimure

Zimbabwe’s ruling party ZANU-PF has the title deeds to the late former President Robert Mugabe’s houses, namely the Blue Roof mansion in Borrowdale, and a Mount Pleasant house occupied by his daughter Bona.

Zanu-PF regularises Blue Roof title deeds
Residence of the late former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe – The Blue Roof mansion in Borrowdale, Harare

According to family spokesperson and nephew to the late former President, Leo Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa is now working on modalities to transfer the title deeds of the two houses to the former President’s family, to ensure they have decent accommodation.

At a news conference in Zvimba on Sunday, Mr Mugabe confirmed that Zimbabwe’s late founding father did not own the houses.

 “I was told by President Mnangagwa that the party will help to transfer the title deeds of the properties to the former President’s family. I do not want to jeopardise the process.” 

“It’s so funny the party (Zanu-PF) is the one that bought the first house in Mt Pleasant and the land on Blue Roof property.

“It leaves the former President Mugabe without a house in Harare,” he said.

Zanu-PF Secretary for Administration, Dr Obert Mpofu, confirmed the development saying they were doing the paper work to transfer the properties.

“The process is currently underway to transfer them to the (Mugabe) family,” said Dr Mpofu. 

President Mnangagwa, who was a special assistant to the former President during the liberation struggle, has repeatedly said he will ensure the family is well taken care of.

In his tribute to Cde Mugabe during a State funeral held at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on Saturday, President Mnangagwa said he will do everything he can to safeguard the legacy of the former President.

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