Three men today appeared in court for allegedly stealing an iPhone 6 valued at $1 500 from Bellarmine Chatunga Mugabe.

Victor Josam(26),Tendai Makambaire (30) and Kelvin Mwandayi (27) were charged with theft when they appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Vakayi Chikwekwe.

They were granted $100 bail each. Details of how the phone got stolen or how it was recovered could not be established.

The incident comes just a few days after Grace Mugabe revealed that soldiers and top Zanu-PF officials angling for power wanted to kill her youngest child, Chatunga.

Over the just ended weekend it was reported that Zimbabwe’s first lady told rally-goers in Chiweshe, in Mazowe district that “Imagine it has got to a stage where they want to kill my son Bellarmine.”

“Is it fair to expect me to smile at you,” she reportedly asked in a tirade that clearly showed the ambitious former secretary is backing a faction in her husband’s party opposed to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa..