BOTSWANA police have released three luxury vehicles belonging to Grace Mugabe’s son after they were briefly impounded in that country at the weekend.
The cars were seized following an accident Friday night along Botswana’s A1 Road in Muchudi, some 80km from the capital Gaborone.
Grace’s son, Russell Goreraza, and other drivers, were transporting the posh cars to South African through Botswana.
Goreraza reportedly owns two of the vehicles – a Porsche and a Range Rover – while the third vehicle, a Rolls Royce is owned by the former first lady.
According to local media, the Rolls Royce, which was damaged on the rear bumper apparently from a separate accident, was being transported by a flatbed tow truck.
The Mochudi accident occurred when a Toyota Corolla slammed onto the two other vehicles (a Range Rover and Porsche) from behind while trying to avoid a collision with some cattle on the road.
The Porsche and Range Rover were kept overnight at the Mochudi Police Station as investigations continued while the Rolls Royce was spotted in Phakalane, near the Botswana capital, on Saturday.
Mochudi police acting commander, Wazha Zambezi explained; “There are no issues with the vehicles, other than that we are still investigating the cause of the accident.”
Before the crash, the vehicles were detained for about seven hours at Plumtree border post as Zimbabwean authorities searched them amid concerns they were likely being used to transport cash out of the country.
The Mugabe’s faced allegations of living it up as the majority of Zimbabweans struggled under an economic crisis blamed on the veteran leader’s misrule over 37 years.
They were toppled out of power last November as the military took to the streets in what was seen as bid to stop Grace succeeding her 93-year-old husband.
– New Zimbabwe