Mugabe to keep bullet-proof Mercedes limo

Former President Robert Mugabe has been given a Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard limousine he was using for official duties as part of his exit package – according to the Zimbabwe Independent.

The ultra-luxurious bulletproof and blast-proof car, whose cost is estimated at US$1.6 million, has been outfitted with civilian registration plates.

Mugabe buckled to pressure on November 21 after he was placed under house arrest by the army, expelled from the ruling Zanu PF and threatened with impeachment the newspaper said.

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His successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, announced in December that Mugabe would get a house, a fleet of private cars and was guaranteed first-class air travel as part of a retirement package funded by the state.
Details of the long-time leader’s exit package were published in the Government Gazette in December, in terms of Section 3(1) of the Presidential Pension and Retirement Benefits Act.

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