Citizen Reporter
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26 Sep 2019
6:16 pm

It’s official – Robert Mugabe will be buried at his home

Citizen Reporter

The late president will be buried this weekend at his home in Zvimba, the Zimbabwean government says.

The body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe arrives back in the country after he died on Friday (September 6) in Singapore after a long illness, Harare, Zimbabwe, September 11, 2019. Picture: REUTERS / Siphiwe Sibeko

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.

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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.

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“Government will render all the necessary support to give the late former President a fitting burial as led by the family.”

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