Robert Mugabe’s fall from power has left his two boys looking for other sources of keeping up with their lavish lifestyles. Chatunga and Robert Mugabe Jr. opened their clothing brand XGC which sells men’s t-shirts for $300 and women’s t-shirts for $250.
The Mugabe brothers seem undeterred by the events which hit their family. Their mother, Grace Mugabe was expelled from the ruling Zanu PF party for life, while their father who was in power for 37 years was forced to tender in his resignation letter.
Last week, the Mugabe brothers launched their first business venture, a promotions company called TripLife Entertainment. The company brought Jidenna a week ago to perform at a South African club where their clothing line was also launched. They’ve had Wizkid and Tekno perform at different events.
The Mugabe boys are known for their extravagant lifestyle and love for wild parties. Their company brings artists to perform in South Africa and Zimbabwe.
With their father out of power, a constant source of money to lavish is shut. The Mugabe boys don’t seem the least concerned about politics or activism. Their father was a freedom fighter and was instrumental in getting Zimbabwe independence.
Various sons of former office holders have emulated their fathers into mainstream politics and others such as Uhuru Kenyatta and Joseph Kabila have gone on to lead their respective countries. However, the Mugabe boys are cut from a different cloth, and they tell a different story of sheer opulence and youthful exuberance. Grace their mother once complained of how they gave her sleepless nights because of their misconduct.
“Nowadays there are spirits attacking our children. The spirit of drinking, drug abuse and doing other abnormal things way beyond their age,” NewsDay quoted Grace in July just a month after she went to South Africa and assaulted 20 year old model Gabriella Engels.
Will the Mugabe boys be able to cope now that they don’t have the same benefits they enjoyed while their father was president?