Breaking News

St Georges College expels President Mugabe's son

by Staff reporter
01 February 2013 | 14597 Views
President Robert Mugabe's beloved son Chatunga Bellarmine has been expelled from a top Harare private school, St Georges College, for alleged gross indiscipline, the Daily News can reveal.

Although there were conflicting statements about the exact nature of his indiscretions, authoritative sources at the expensive and Catholic-run school said the youngster was ejected after clashes with school authorities.

"He (Chatunga) was on a last warning and was sent packing for gross indiscipline and insubordination," one of the sources said.

"While the parties (school and family) have tried to sell it as a 'voluntary with drawal', the boy was effectively expelled after strenuous debate within the school committee (about this and) other disciplinary structures due to its potential implication."

In the aftermath of his expulsion, the 16 year-old boy is reportedly on home schooling, the sources said.

Lawrence Kamwi, spokesman for the First Family, would neither confirm nor deny the issue.

"Very well, let your sources confirm that he was expelled from the school," he told the Daily News yesterday.

Repeated efforts to elicit official comment from school authorities were also unsuccessful, with the secretary for school head Kevin Atkinson saying he was in meetings.

The Form Four student, who was named after Mugabe's grandfather, was also reportedly suspended for a week last year after a string of incidents on account of alleged bad behaviour.

An apparently highly-pampered teenager, Chatunga and his elder brother Robert have also made the news for their fashion tastes, including military fatigues, at public functions.

Chatunga's expulsion, though, is expected to "deflate" his octogenarian father - a former teacher and known stickler for discipline.

A man with numerous degrees, the Zanu PF leader - who turns 89 this month - was gushing when his daughter Bona graduated with an accountancy degree from an Asian university in 2011.

While the brown-skinned lass has fared better than her brothers and mother Grace, who reportedly flunked her English literature degree, Mugabe has even urged Bona to pursue a master's degree.

With both Chatunga and Robert junior enrolling at St Georges' College at different times, the elite school is barely 500 metres away from the Zanu PF leader's official residence on Borrowdale Road.

Famed for its sporting and academic excellence, the school is also a favourite for many of Zimbabwe's well-heeled families and political elites.

Although Robert Jnr has also proven to be a laggard educationally - a fact confirmed by Mugabe in a Sunday Mail interview last year - the youngster has, however, excelled in sport, especially basketball.

At some point, the young man even played for the Zimbabwe under-18 team, where he was a star and firm favourite of adoring girls.

Commenting on his son's abysmal failure, a jocular Mugabe said then that Robert had become an "undertaker" for a string of ungraded marks in his Advanced Level examinations.

In addition to his outlandish outfits, the elder Mugabe son has made waves for his outgoing behaviour and love for the finer things in life - a trait observers say is more in tune with his mother Grace's style.




And like his mother, Robert junior spots peroxide or tinted hair.

Mugabe, a reputed bookworm in his days as a cattle-herder in rural Zvimba, attained most of his degrees at the height of Zimbabwe's armed struggle.

Mugabe Expelled

Source: DN

Should Zimbabweans be deported from the UK?

Yes
27.56%
No
69.87%
Not sure
2.56%
312

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Two bodies with throats cut discovered near SDA in Nkulumane - Two de...

by Staff Reporter | 25 April 2014 | 1595 Views

'Mugabe is fit,' says Jonathan Moyo' - In a video below Information mi...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 2656 Views

Women more likely to cheat on partners with longer penises - Study

by Staff Reporter | 24 April 2014 | 6457 Views

CIO swarm Bulawayo ahead of Mugabe arrival

by Staff Reporter | 24 April 2014 | 3679 Views

CIO pushing Grace Mugabe to become Zanu PF Women's League boss

by Staff Reporter | 24 April 2014 | 3695 Views

Top Air Zim boss fired

by Staff Reporter | 24 April 2014 | 1662 Views

Zanu-PF minister chased away by villagers - Provincial affairs ministe...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 2387 Views

Mugabe hints at exit - President Robert Mugabe has hinted that he will...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 2269 Views

Man arrested over bogus court orders

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 762 Views

My friend Robert Mugabe - Video

by BBC | 24 April 2014 | 1480 Views

Voice of Zimbabwe shutdown galls ZBC board - The ZBC board has expre...

by Staff Reporter | 24 April 2014 | 1326 Views

SA man escapes death after being lured to Zim by Satanic cult

by Staff Reporter | 24 April 2014 | 5358 Views

Zimbabwean female rapists inspire Hollywood - STORIES of gangs of wome...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 3314 Views

Woman drags abusive cop husband to court

by Staff Reporter | 24 April 2014 | 2539 Views

200 court records disappear - A Plumtree senior magistrate facing char...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 2616 Views

Zanu-PF, MDC-T ready for dialogue - Political archrivals Zanu-PF and ...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 6285 Views

Mugabe needs help - President Mugabe's government urgently needs to en...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 4190 Views

MDC-T forces members to fund party - THE cash-strapped Morgan Tsvangi...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 1719 Views

Mugabe, ministers differ on indigenisation - THE government continues...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 2018 Views

'Chihuri you are responsible for death' - A SOMBRE atmosphere engulfe...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 3981 Views

Man threatens to take hunger strike to Parliament - A HARARE man, Phi...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 1466 Views

Gays and lesbians hit back at Mugabe over hate speech - Zimbabwe's gay...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 2341 Views

Zimbabwe military junta subverting democratic processes - The continua...

by Tichaona Sibanda | 24 April 2014 | 1486 Views

US court to decide on Zim elephant ban

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 831 Views

Prophet TB Joshua: Healer or controversial leader?

by AP | 24 April 2014 | 3074 Views

Why should Mugabe's name be sounded more than ours

by Vince Musewe | 24 April 2014 | 2124 Views

Zifa challenged to protect small clubs - A Bulawayo soccer club owner ...

by Lovemore Dube | 24 April 2014 | 1157 Views

Entertainment

Top SA maskandi musician itching for a Zim stage - South Africa's top ...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 1497 Views

Nightclubs scramble for Bev, she is already fully booked

by Auxilia Katongomara | 24 April 2014 | 2453 Views

Bev off to South Africa to buy new costumes

by Brenda Phiri | 24 April 2014 | 2152 Views

Alick Macheso in costly divorce?

by Jonathan Mbiriyamveka | 24 April 2014 | 3841 Views

Majaivana's son to release debut album with Bosso tune - Lovemore Maja...

by Staff reporter | 23 April 2014 | 1653 Views

Rising reggae star Matty Julius comes to Zim Achievers Awards

by Arts Correspondent | 23 April 2014 | 835 Views

Bev confirms return to the dance floor

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 3216 Views

Tuku Recalls Picky for Greatest Hits Concert

by Staff Reporter | 22 April 2014 | 2251 Views

Oskido, Big Nuz in no show - SCORES of revellers were baying for South...

by Thupeyo Muleya | 22 April 2014 | 1469 Views

Bev, Prophet Magaya severs ties - Raunchy dancer Beverly (Bevy) Siban...

by Takawira Dapi | 24 April 2014 | 2884 Views

Hosiah Chipanga likens self to biblical Noah - VETERAN musician-cum-pr...

by Liberty Dube | 20 April 2014 | 3358 Views
iBlog

Yet Another Wave Of Digital Destruction Is Coming

Malware fever keeps on raging, taking sophisticated forms to wreak havoc around the worldwide web. even if your system is guarded thoroughly, you are still skating on thin ice, so you should better keep your eyes open and think twice before you make ... Read More
SecNews 02 March 2014 ago

Galileo Is A Tool That Can Spy All Kinds Of Mobile Devices

hackers from italy said that they could hack any smartphone.there is a tool in the software market, that can spy the owners of devices running ios, android, windows phone, blackberry, as well as mac and pc. italian hackers from hacking team reporte... Read More
ITnews 25 January 2014 ago