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Vol 55 No 5

Published 7th March 2014


Zimbabwe

Falling out with the Mugabes

One of the presidential family’s business partners loses his mining rights after they fall out over a flat in Hong Kong

Zimbabwe has confiscated the platinum and copper interests of Hsieh Ping-sung without compensation after he fell out with President Robert Mugabe and his family, Africa Confidential has learned. Mugabe and Hsieh, a Taiwanese-born South African, are locked in a legal battle in Hong Kong over a flat which Mugabe claims was held in trust by Hsieh's company, Cross Global, but which Hsieh says he owns. Hsieh was also involved in a legal dispute with First Lady Grace Mugabe over the delivery of some lorries three years ago (AAC Vol 4 No 11, Vanishing truckers).

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