Zimbabwe’s former president, Robert Mugabe, will be buried at his rural Zvimba home this weekend, the Zimbabwean government has said.
This is despite earlier pronouncements that a mausoleum was being built for him at the National Heroes Acre in Harare.
Zimbabwe’s Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services department said in a statement that Mugabe’s family “has expressed its desire to proceed with his burial in Zvimba. In line with Government policy to respect the wishes of families of deceased heroes, Government is cooperating with the Mugabe family in their new position.
“Government will render all the necessary support to give the late former President a fitting burial as led by the family.”