In Botswana, three luxury vehicles were detained by the police. All the vehicles were involved in a crash as they were driven out of Zimbabwe. All of the vehicle belonged to the Mugabe family.
Police reports on Tuesday that a Rolls-Royce Ghost, a red Porsche, and a Range Rover were damaged by cattle. The luxury convoy slowed down when Russell Goreraza to avoid the cattle crossing the road. Then hit by a lowly Toyota Corolla.
Superintendent Wahza Zambezi said the vehicles were hit near the village of Artesia, some 80km northeast off the capital. The accident happened last Friday, January 19.
“We kept the vehicles for few hours at the police station and they were released to the owners on Saturday morning,” Zambezi said. “We always keep the vehicles involved in accidents and those three cars were not an exception.”
Russell Gorezara was the son of former first lady Grace Mugabe who has not been seen in public since her husband, Robert Mugabe, has been thrown out of office after 37 years of his authoritarian reign.
The Chronicle, a state-owned circulation in Zimbabwe reported that Russell had been stopped at the border for several hours driving into Botswana. The cars were detained after being suspected of smuggling cash and other valuables away from Zimbabwe.
They were shortly released after Russell produced papers that said his mother, Grace, permitted him to drive her Rolls to Botswana and South Africa. He was supposedly driving the convoy to get the cars serviced.