Tough times hit the Mugabes, as work is halted on Daughter's Multi-million-dollar mansion

…Son opts for sale of exclusive cloths

In the wake of dad's fall from power, work on the multi-million-dollar home of Robert Mugabe’s daughter, Bona has stopped a local newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The home is under construction by Chinese contractors in Harare's upmarket Umwinsidale suburb, in the east of the city. Locals had been left in awe at the speed with which a wooded hilltop was carved up to make way for the new property, reports the private NewsDay.

Construction began in May, but stopped after Mugabe was forced to resign on November 21. The property developer appears to have pulled out, the paper said, though a worker at the site denied this.

In a related development, Mugabe's son, Robert Mugabe Jr, has launched his own clothing label, "which he hopes will be competitive on the international scene", reports say. 

According to Daily News, the label, called xGx, was launched in Johannesburg just weeks after the nonagenarian's fall from power.

Zimbabwe's former vice president, who was on a trip abroad during last month's military takeover that led to Robert Mugabe's resignation, was sworn into office last months. He has since asked everyone who had money illegally starched a broad to return it or face prosecution.