People cheered in the streets today as dictator Robert Mugabe was forced to resign. They’re angry at years of declining living conditions, with a GDP per capita lower than Afghanistan. But you wouldn’t know it from these photos, showing how the country’s elite are still finding plenty of wealth to go around. Photos shared online, including by Mugabe’s sons, show a minority have been living the high life, pouring champagne on their Rolex just ’cause, wearing $14,000 alligator skin Giuseppe Zanotti trainers and travelling around in silver plated Rolls-Royces and private jets.
The younger Mugabes, Robert Jr, 25 and Chatunga, 21, have both shared photos of their luxury lifestyle showing off their bling and expensive cars. Robert Mugabe made headlines after turning up to college in Dubai in a black Batmobile, which he bragged about to 23,000 followers on Instagram. His brother Chatunga was filmed pouring a bottle of Ace of Spades champagne on his Rolex watch at a nightclub just to show off. Their father Robert Mugabe resigned today amid scenes of jubilation in the country.
Zimbabweans have been filmed celebrating in Harare with many cheering, dancing and honking car horns. And the celebrations seem to be spreading, with Zimbabweans living in South Africa also taking to the streets in Johannesburg. Zanu PF chief whip Lovemore Matuke said: ‘I am very happy that the president had chosen to go voluntarily.’ ‘This would have ended in serious embarrassment’ if the party was forced to impeach Mugabe, he said.