Inside the lives of the 'Rich Kids of Zimbabwe,' who spend their money on fast cars, island vacations, and private jets

its_sirsid/InstagramSidney Himbara Jr. is the son of one of Zimbabwe’s wealthiest men.
  • Zimbabwe has struggled with massive debt and widespread poverty.
  • Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s leader since the country’s creation in 1980, was ousted this month.
  • He and his wife, Grace Mugabe, have led a lavish lifestyle despite the country’s economic struggles.
  • Meanwhile, a group of young people known as the “Rich Kids of Zimbabwe” are flaunting their wealth on Instagram.

This month, Zimbabwe’s longtime leader, Robert Mugabe, was forced to resign after the army and the country’s ruling party seized power.

Over Mugabe’s 37 years in power, it was no secret that he and his wife, Grace Mugabe – nicknamed “Gucci Grace” – had lived a lavish lifestyle even as Zimbabwe’s economy crashed, leaving the country in debt and with an estimated unemployment rate of 80%.

Now, Robert Mugabe will receive $US10 million as well as immunity for his family.

According to Esquire, there’s also another circle of wealth in the otherwise struggling country. “The Rich Kids of Zimbabwe” crew – which reportedly includes Mugabe’s two sons, whose accounts are private, as well as other members of the former ruler’s inner circle – post about their lavish lifestyles on Instagram.

Vanessa Chironga, 28, is a daughter of the businessman and politician Philip Chiyangwa, who is reportedly a cousin of Robert Mugabe’s.

Source: The South African

Chiyangwa is reportedly worth $US280 million.

Source: The Daily Mail

Chironga got married in the Seychelles in 2015, reportedly spending over $US60,000 on their 50 guests.

Source: The Daily Mail

Last year, Chironga told The Daily Mail of the driving conditions in Zimbabwe: “Currently, I only have two [cars]. To be honest, with the potholes and the road surface, the amount of stuff you have to do to your car is ridiculous.”

Source: The Daily Mail

Her sister, Michelle Chiyangwa, is the founder of Lady MC Hair, which specialises in extensions and wigs.

The two have been referred to as “Zimbabwe’s Kardashians.”

Source: The Daily Mail

Sidney Himbara Jr., the son of one of the wealthiest men in the country, Sidney Himbara, also posts frequently.

Source: The Daily Mail

He vacations in Santorini, Greece …

… and frequently posts photos of his cars …

… as well as his other means of travel.

Uebert Angel is the CEO of the Billion Group and Spirit Embassy.

A 2014 BBC report called Angel “a young charismatic prophet,” saying he “arrives to preach to his flock by helicopter and tells them that God wants them to be rich, as rich as he is.”

Source: BBC

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