Hong Kong, Nov 16 – Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, Tuesday attended his daughter’s graduation at City University of Hong Kong.
Mugabe who has been placed under travel restrictions and accused of widespread human rights abuses in his country thanked the Hong Kong authorities for protecting Bona Mugabe, 22, from the media spotlight during her studies in Hong Kong.
Bona, who has lived in Hong Kong for more than three years, received a Bachelor in Business Administration with honours in Accountancy at City University of Hong Kong.
Varsity spokeswoman Karen Cheng told reporters that Mugabe, 87, attended the ceremony on Tuesday with a group of about 20 people including his wife, Grace.
“They were taking photos among themselves, not with the other students,” she said.
The Mugabe group “drew some attention” but most of the other parents did not realize who they were, she added.
While here, the controversial Zimbabwean leader is expected to meet jewellers keen to import Zimbabwean diamonds after that country was recently cleared to export gems from the contested Marange mining zone.
From Hong Kong Mugabe is expected to proceed to mainland China for meetings with investors including an airline said to be exploring the possibility of a partnership with the struggling Air Zimbabwe.