via Falling out with the Mugabes | Africa Confidential 7th March 2014
One of the presidential family’s business partners loses his mining rights after they fall out over a flat in Hong Kong
Zimbabwe has confiscated the platinum and copper interests of Hsieh Ping-sung without compensation after he fell out with President Robert Mugabe and his family, Africa Confidential has learned. Mugabe and Hsieh, a Taiwanese-born South African, are locked in a legal battle in Hong Kong over a flat which Mugabe claims was held in trust by Hsieh’s company, Cross Global, but which Hsieh says he owns. Hsieh was also involved in a legal dispute with First Lady Grace Mugabe over the delivery of some lorries three years ago.