Robert Mugabe's son arrested in Zimbabwe over cars trashed at Harare party

Accusations that he damaged property at a Harare party have led to the arrest of Robert Mugabe’s son in Zimbabwe, who is also the son of Zimbabwe’s former president.

The 31-year-old Robert Mugabe junior is alleged to have destroyed cars and other property over the weekend.

According to a tweet from the police, a complaint from his friend Sindiso Nkatazo, also 31, led to his arrest.

Mr. Mugabe junior, the second child of Mr. Mugabe and Grace, the former president’s widow, has not commented yet.

The damaged property, according to the police, was worth $12,000 (£10,000).

A video of Mr. Mugabe junior walking to Harare Magistrates’ Court in a suit and facemask was uploaded to the news website ZimLive. The video showed a crowd of people following him, while others stood on the sidelines taking pictures of him with their phones.

In 2019, at the age of 95, former President Robert Mugabe passed away, two years after being forced to resign after 37 years in power.

Analysts assert that if his father had been president, his son would not have been arrested.

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mr. Mugabe’s former right-hand man, took his place.

He had been accused of betraying Zimbabwe’s long-time leader, which had strained relations with the Mugabe family.

Grace, his widow, had hoped to succeed, but supporters of Mr. Mnangagwa kept her from doing so.

Mr. Mugabe junior, on the other hand, has since made peace with President Mnangagwa and went to a rally the year before to be publicly welcomed back into the ruling Zanu-PF party.