Multi-million-dollar mansion of Bona Mugabe, stalls in wake of dad's fall from power

Work on the multi-million-dollar home of Robert Mugabe's daughter, Bona has stalled in the wake of last month's military takeover, a private newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The home is under construction by Chinese contractors in Harare's upmarket Umwinsidale suburb, in the east of the city. Locals had been left in awe at the speed with which a wooded hilltop was carved up to make way for the new property, reports the private NewsDay.

Construction began in May, but stopped after Mugabe was forced to resign on November 21. The property developer appears to have pulled out, the paper said, though a worker at the site denied this.