Belgian-based businessman challenges Grace Mugabe’s diamond ring claim
20 Oct 2017

20 October 2017

By by MacDonald Dzirutwe, REUTERS

A Belgian-based businessman on Friday challenged Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe’s accusation that he duped her of a $1.35 million diamond ring and asked her to provide the court with evidence to back her lawsuit.

President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace this week sued Jamal Hamed in a Harare High Court, accusing him of failing to deliver the 100 carat jewel she said she had ordered from him for her wedding anniversary last year.

Grace, 52, who is seen as a possible successor to her 93-year-old husband, said Hamed had instead provided an inferior ring worth $30,000 and when she had complained had refunded only $120,000.

But Hamed filed his own court application disputing the claim and demanded that Grace should supply the court with details such as a copy of the sale agreement and proof of payment before he put in his defence.

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