I earn $4k, claims Bob after $5m wedding

via I earn $4k, claims Bob after $5m wedding 22/04/2014 NewZimbabwe Staff Reporter – News24.com

Mugabe has reportedly claimed that he earns a monthly salary of $4,000, the lowest for any head of state in southern Africa.

Mugabe said his relatively modest pay was in recognition of the hard times the country is currently going through although he partied for US$1 million to celebrate his 90th birthday this year.

In addition, the Mugabe’s also helped finance their daughter Bona’s plush wedding for a reported US$5 million.

According to The Herald, the veteran leader disclosed his salary during an interview with Ghanaian-born British journalist and film-maker Roy Agyemang for a BBC documentary titled “Robert Mugabe @ 90”.

Mugabe said he was earning $4,000, insisting “we should recognise the hard times at the moment”.

This is despite the fact that he owns a $20m mansion in the posh Borrowdale suburb of Harare where his daughter Bona wedded in February.

Highest-paid boss

Mugabe’s salary is also far less than the tens of thousands of dollars earned by bosses at under- performing state-linked enterprises, the report said.

The highest-paid boss at a state-linked enterprise took home $43,693 every month.

Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo, recently revealed that executives in State-linked firms chewed up about $600m in salaries and allowances since 2009, and $133m last year alone.

The money, Moyo said, was pocketed by about 3,000 individuals who sat on boards or were chief executives and senior managers of the country’s 78 parastatals and state enterprises.



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    Tjingababili 9 years ago


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    Tjingababili 9 years ago


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    Chaka 9 years ago

    Besides allwances, investments, n other perks like m aid, of course

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    Lets see what is in his swiss bank accounts. How do you finance a $20m house on that salary, please…. we are not all idiots.

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    Reverend 9 years ago

    Don’t boil over it, he is what he has been since birth, a downright liar, a cheat,an adulterer, a thief, a murderer, a scoundrel and a tyrant and we can never believe what he says.

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    He must have been paid a lot from the pensions he got from Ghana and Mozambique, before and during the war. Maybe if you also add Sally’s savings and maybe the investments they had done during that time he may have have got some good returns. Operation ‘Mari wakaiwanepi” only applies to Tom and Dick not to this most untouchable, fiercest, ugliest,dangerous GORILLA on earth. I am sure he needs to be cremated akafa because anenge achingotyisa chete even ari muguva.

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    munzwa 9 years ago

    Well then all this wealth he has then belongs to the state, not so??

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    Godobori 9 years ago

    Ha ha ha ha. Say what you may say, but these men aren’t ours. They work for a secret power, determined never to see a rising Africa!

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    Methinks that if we knew the truth about his personal wealth it would make our eyes water. “What does it profit a man he gains the whole world and loses his soul?”

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    MikeH 9 years ago

    Just collapsed on the floor from laughter !!! This idiot mugabe is certainly good for a laugh A! What will we do when he has gone….. mmmmm! laugh even more perhaps.

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    Edzai 9 years ago

    If he earns so little why is he clinging on to the presidency. He thinks we are such big fools. He will return every dollar that he stole!

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    Petal 9 years ago

    Bring on the lie detector!!

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    Panda moyo 9 years ago

    Funny.his salary is peanuts compared to other african presidents but none of those presidents can boast of his wealth or assets.poor sata ,banda n zuma,they dont know how to change 4000k into hundreds of millions

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    Mlimo 9 years ago

    He forgets the money in the state coffers he helps himself to . And the free uncut diamonds. And the rest . Liar and thief.

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    Chatikobo 9 years ago

    Pliz l beg u we are not fools juss enyoy your wealth alone and leaveus alone this plain insult