Mugabe to be buried at his home village

Soldiers carry Robert Mugabes coffin into the Rufaro Stadium

File: 13 September 2019 - Soldiers carry Robert Mugabe's coffin into the Rufaro Stadium.

eNCA / Samkele Maseko

HARARE - Zimbabwe announced on Thursday that ex-president Robert Mugabe will be buried at his home village in Zvimba as requested by his family.

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The government said the family of the former leader, who died in Singapore on September 6 aged 95, "has expressed its desire to proceed with his burial in Zvimba". 

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"Government is cooperating with the Mugabe family in their new position," government spokesman Nick Mangwana said in a statement.

Tensions erupted after the government proposed a burial at the National Heroes Acre while the family insisted on a private ceremony in Mugabe's homestead.


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