Zimbabwe’s former President, Robert Mugabe is expected to receive pensions that are equivalent to incoming President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s salary. Another ousted Vice President, Joice Mujuru who now leads the National People’s Party (NPP) continues to enjoy State benefits including a free vehicle and fuel.
According to Section 102(3) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe:
A person who has ceased to be President or Vice-President is entitled to receive–
a. a pension equivalent to the salary of a sitting President or Vice-President, as the case may be; and
b. such allowances and other benefits as may be prescribed under an Act of Parliament.
As of 2015, Mugabe revealed he was earning a salary of $12 000 per month which was three times the $4 000 a month he earned in 2014. The salary increase from 4 000 to 12 000 was never explained. Mugabe publicly complained that his salary was not enough and there are chances that it was increased from $12 000 a month. At the time Mugabe complained saying that he was suffering like the rest of Zimbabweans and said:
We should all just be grateful that we have food on our tables. Kana pane sadza nenyama ndizvozvowo (if there is only sadza and meat, that’s it). I am suffering just like you