Robert Mugabe Jnr suffers sanctions career blow

Robert Mugabe Jnr suffers sanctions career blow
Published: 13 December 2012 (32190 Views)
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's son Robert Junior has a dream of playing basketball in the United States – but he has been told he may have to give up the sport due to personal sanctions on his parents.

Mugabe and his wife, Grace, are the subject of travel restrictions in the United States and Europe over alleged human rights abuses.

Robert Junior, 19, has captained Zimbabwe's Under 18 team and has reportedly attracted interest from the United States which has the best basketball league in the world.

But the First Lady revealed on Saturday she had sat down her son to explain why he cannot pursue his career in America.

"My son is very good at basketball, he even captained the national Under-18 side, but he cannot pursue his dream of playing basketball in the United States of America," she said, speaking during a visit to an orphanage in Gweru.

"The US has the best basketball league in the world, the NBA, but my son cannot try his luck there because of these sanctions.

"President Mugabe sacrifices his life and that of his family just to be the country's breadwinner. The sanctions don't just affect him but our family as well.

"We had to sit Robert Jnr down and explain that he cannot join a club playing in the US college league because of the sanctions."

She revealed that Robert Jnr was "hurt" to hear the news "because there was a lot of interest in him".
"Now he understands what it means to be the son of President Mugabe," she said.

- news

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