Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s son in law, Simba Chikore, reportedly opened up on his humble beginnings describing himself as a  “simple young Zimbabwean man”.

According to Simba, he struggled to finance his own education in the US by doing menial jobs.

Simba Chikore, married to Mugabe’s daughter Bona in 2014.

In 1997 when Zimbabwe started facing economical challenges Simba resorted to fending for himself whilst in aviation shcool.

“While at university, this was the time that things changed in Zimbabwe. It was the time that war veterans started to demand money and so on and so forth, the Zimbabwe dollar was falling against the American dollar.

“I got to a point where I had nothing. So I started to work, I applied to the immigration department for permission to work off campus

‘I worked in industries’

“I worked at MacDonald’s. I started working in hotels, cleaning toilets, carrying people’s bags, being a handyman.

“I worked in industries carrying heavy things like cement, detergents,” said Chikore.

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