Mugabe thanks China for 'protecting' daughter

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, who is visiting Hong Kong for his daughter’s graduation, has thanked Chinese authorities for shielding her from British journalists.

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, who is visiting Hong Kong for his daughter’s graduation, has thanked Chinese authorities for shielding her from British journalists.

State radio in Harare reported that Bona Mugabe, 22, received a degree in accounting at Hong Kong City University today and said her father praised authorities “for protecting her from harassment” by British reporters.

British reporters were assaulted by Zimbabwean bodyguards outside a luxury Mugabe family villa in Hong Kong twice in 2009. Authorities took no action against the members of the leader’s secret police.

State radio said Mr Mugabe, 87, is on an official visit to Hong Kong and Beijing to seek investment.

He has visited Singapore eight times in the past year, reportedly for medical treatment.

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