The late President Robert Mugabe received $35 000 and 15 head of cattle in bride price (lobola) for his daughter Bona.

Mugabe’s family held a traditional marriage ceremony at the rural home in Zvimba.

The son-in law Simbarashe Chikore was a pilot with the Emirates Airlines. He is also a Zaoga church member.

Bona Mugabe and Chikore’s relationship started and blossomed two years ago when she boarded a plane he was flying on her way to Dubai. They exchanged numbers and later became friends.

The friendship developed into an affair until Simba was introduced to the First Family.

Mugabe asked Chikore in person whether he was serious about the affair to which he responded positively.