Deal grants Robert Mugabe $10 million, immunity

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Published Nov 27, 2017, 1:19 am IST
Updated Nov 27, 2017, 1:19 am IST
The exact sums to be paid to the former president and his wife Grace are still unclear.
Robert Mugabe
 Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe and his wife will receive a “golden handshake” worth many millions of dollars as part of a deal negotiated before the resignation of the ageing autocrat last week. The exact sums to be paid to the former president and his wife Grace are still unclear, though one senior ruling party official with direct knowledge of the agreement said the total would not be less than $10 million. The official said that Mugabe, who has been granted immunity from prosecution and a guarantee that no action will be taken against his family’s extensive business interests, would receive a “cash payment of $5m” immediately. 





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