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Family of Mugabe in dispute with government’s burial plans

The family of the former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is said to be in disagreement with the government over his final resting place.

The body of the late President of Zimbabwe arrived in the country on Wednesday where he is expected to be buried on Sunday.

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According to his family members, the late Robert Mugabe was to be buried in a private ceremony at a location well known to the family.

Contrary to the plans, President Mnangwagwa is suggesting that the former President to be laid to rest at the national monument.

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Thousands of mourners are getting ready to mourn the late Mugabe at Rufaro Stadium where his body is set to be presented.

Some of the supporters are rallying behind the family’s decision to bury him at his rural home rather than at the national monument.

In addition to that, they support the event to be a private one conducted by close family members only.

Mugabe’s family members brought up the issue of his will which he is said to have requested for a family burial rather than that of the state.

They accuse the government of making arrangements prior to any discussions when they received his last will.

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They continue by saying that he tasked his wife Grace Mugabe to always stay beside his casket until when he is laid to rest.

The late Robert Mugabe is said to have been a bitter man till his final breath following his ouster two years ago.

All eyes are on then preparations to his final resting and whether the government will hold a meeting with the family.

Slavian Mwangecho
Passionate blogger on a day to day activities happening in Kenya, Africa and around the world. A keen follower of the latest news making headlines around the world


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