President Mnangagwa has expressed surprise that Patrick Zhuwao was not in the country to mourn his uncle, former president, Robert Mugabe.

Representatives of the Mugabe family met Mnangagwa where they sought reassurances that family members who were out of the country will not be arrested if they return.
Presidential Spokesman, George Charamba said :”President Mnangangwa expressed surprise that there were some members of the Mugabe family who had left the country without any indication that they were facing any charges. In any event, if this had been made clear to the President, the Mugabe family would be protected against undue victimisation.

“In particular the President could not understand why Patrick Zhuwao had left the country except, possibly, in solidarity with his colleagues, one of whom had in fact been in and out of the country,’’ he said, in apparent reference to another “G40” kingpin, Saviour Kasukuwere.

Charamba explained that in respect to travel documents of Mugabe family members who are currently undergoing trial in the courts, the President instructed the Minister of Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ziyambi Ziyambi together with the courts to look into the matter, stressing that travel documents were not held by the Government but by the courts.