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Mugabe’s Son Finds Himself on the Wrong Side of the Law

The eldest son of Robert Mugabe, the late authoritarian ruler of Zimbabwe, has been arrested for allegedly causing damage worth $12,000 to cars and other property at a party in an upmarket neighbourhood of Harare over the weekend. Robert Mugabe Jr, 31, spent a night in a local police station and then briefly appeared at a court in Harare, the capital, on Monday. Mugabe was not held after the hearing but his lawyer, Ashiel Mugiya, said he still faced charges and the two parties were negotiating an out-of-court settlement. The damaged property is believed to belong to a friend.