PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s daughter, Bona Chikore, is about to give birth in the Far East to his first grandchild, the veteran leader has revealed.
State media reported that the president had told mourners gathered at the home of the late Victoria Chitepo that First Lady Grace Mugabe had travelled to be with Bona.
“President Mugabe said First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe was a close friend of the late heroine but was unable to attend as she was in the Far East with her daughter, Mrs Bona Chikore, who is about to give birth,” it was reported.
“It’s a matter of days,” the official Sunday Mail quoted the president as saying.
The newspaper did not say where in the Far East Bona and Grace were staying, but the First Lady was said to be in Dubai by controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo who published pictures of them having dinner on social media.
Bona was seen heavily pregnant during celebrations to mark her father’s 92nd birthday in March. She married pilot, Simba Chikore, in 2014.
Victoria Chitepo was the wife of prominent freedom fighter, Herbert Chitepo, who was assassinated in 1975. She died on Friday.
Mugabe said Grace would be “heartbroken” at the news.