Mugabe left behind $10m, several properties but no beneficiaries

Zimbabwe's former president Mugabe left behind $10m but no will

Mugabe died aged 95 in a Singapore hospital while receiving treatment for prostate cancer

The Master's Office has, in turn, invited the Mugabe family members and their lawyers to an edict meeting on Thursday to discuss the appointment of an executor.

The lawyer of the late former Zimbabwean President, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Terrence Hussein of Hussein Ranchod & Company has said messages had been sent to other law firms to ascertain if the former leader had left an inheritance will since none had been found.

Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe from the country's independence from British colonial rule in 1980 until being ousted in November 2017, died on September 6 at the age of 95 in Singapore, where he had been receiving treatment for prostate cancer.

Separately, the United Nations has said it is expanding its operation in the country as about half of Zimbabwe's population faces severe hunger.

There had always been rumours about his wealth, including a Scottish castle.

The report by the state-run Herald newspaper did not mention any overseas assets, although it is thought that Mugabe had properties in neighbouring South Africa and in Asia.

The list does include two properties in upmarket suburbs of the capital, Harare.

It also lists his Zvimba rural home which also has a farming plot of five acres and an orchard of a similar size.

It did not identify the make or model of the 10 cars.

The late Robert Mugabe. "The long drawn out process has only begun", the family's lawyer told the BBC.

"Mrs Grace Mugabe was listed as the sole surviving spouse while Bona, Robert, Bellarmine and stepson Russel Goreraza were listed as surviving children", The Herald reported.

"An estate of a person who dies without a will is distributed to beneficiaries made up of his or her children and surviving spouse, under a monogamous civil marriage or surviving spouses if he was in a polygamous marriage under customary law".

The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) had said it plans to more than double the number of people it helps in Zimbabwe to more than four million.

The WFP will provide rations of cereal, pulses and vegetable oil and a protective nutrition ration for children under five.

It had been hoped that the the post-Mugabe era, under President Emmerson Mnangagwa, would bring a change in the country's economic fortunes.

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