Inside Jacob Zuma’s Dubai Palace…Mugabe Lives Next Door (PICS)


Here is the luxurious Dubai mansion the Gupta brothers bought for President Jacob Zuma.
Gupta Files icon_WF-02.pngAnd his close neighbour in the exclusive gated estate is none other than Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe.
Zuma’s home is Villa L35 on Lailak Street in Emirates Hills, billed as the “most expensive postal code” in a city so flashy that the police drive Bugattis.
The palatial home comes complete with 10 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, a double grand staircase, nine reception rooms and space for 11 cars. The top-of-the-range fittings feature an excess of marble, mosaic and gold.
The sparkling pool fringed with palm trees is larger than the “fire pool” at Zuma’s Nkandla compound.
Close by in the same luxury estate is a house that was owned by Mugabe. Although less opulent than the Zuma palace, it nevertheless features 10 bedrooms.
During a Sunday Times investigative trip to Dubai last year, several independent sources told the newspaper the Guptas had bought Zuma a R330-million retirement home in the upmarket suburb of Emirates Hills in 2015, the same year that Duduzane Zuma bought an apartment for R18-million in the Burj Khalifa.
The sources included businessmen with companies or homes in Dubai, senior ANC officials and people close to the Zuma family.
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At the time, however, the Sunday Times could only confirm that the Guptas had bought the house and that Duduzane had bought the Burj Khalifa apartment.