Mugabe to be buried at national monument: family

File: Zimbabweans have speculated for years about the extent of forner president Roberg Mugabe's wealth.

File: Zimbabweans have speculated for years about the extent of forner president Roberg Mugabe's wealth.

AFP

HARARE - Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe will be buried at the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare, Mugabe family spokesman Leo Mugabe told Reuters, rowing back from comments the family made a day earlier.

"I can confirm that he will be buried at the National Heroes Acre on Sunday," Leo Mugabe said, adding that the Mugabe family had held further consultations with government since it said on Thursday that Zimbabwe's founder would be buried privately.

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Mugabe died aged 95 on Friday in Singapore after battling ill health. 

He served as Zimbabwean Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017.

Mugabe was ousted from power in Zimbabwe.

Additional reporting eNCA

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Reuters