Bellarmine Chatunga Mugabe is the youngest child and second son of the late President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, and his wife, Grace Mugabe. He has two older siblings, Robert Mugabe Jr and Bona Mugabe.
Chatunga began his education at St. Michael’s Presentation Primary School from 2003 to 2005, covering grades 1 to 3. He then attended Hartmann House Prep School from 2006 to 2009, studying grades 4 to 7. His high school education was at St. George’s College, but he was expelled in 2013 by the headmaster, Kevin Atkinson, and completed his secondary education at home.
Arrest for Assault
On April 11, 2023, Chatunga, along with Tatenda Chinyiku, assaulted Lazarus Pairemanzi on Samora Machel towards 7th street. This assault was provoked by Pairemanzi’s improper driving, resulting in damage to the vehicle’s window panel. Pairemanzi was employed as a driver by Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe and was working for Learbridge Technology Pvt Ltd, a company owned by Kazembe.
Interestingly, this arrest happened just two months after Chatunga’s brother, Robert Mugabe, was arrested in February for allegedly causing $12,000 worth of damage to property in Harare.
A Harare magistrate court issued an arrest warrant for Bellarmine Chatunga when he failed to appear in court on April 17, 2023. Chatunga and Tatenda Chinyiku had been apprehended the previous week for assaulting Lazarus Pairemanzi and damaging the window panel of his vehicle. On April 14, they appeared before Harare Magistrate Dennis Mangosi, who released them from custody. However, only Chinyiku appeared for the court session to withdraw their case, leading to the issuance of an arrest warrant for Chatunga, with Chinyiku instructed to return to court on May 30.
In summary, Bellarmine Chatunga Mugabe’s life has been marked by both his family’s legacy and his recent legal troubles, making him a notable figure in Zimbabwe’s public eye.