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Robert Mugabe to be buried in national heroes monument in Harare

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A change of decision regarding the final resting place of ex-Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has emerged.
The change in plan comes after disputes between Mugabe family and the Government.

Latest development says that the late dictator will be buried in about a month or so at a monument for national heroes in the capital, Harare, a family spokesman said.

Although the family earlier agreed he would be married in his home town Kutama about 85 kilometres from Harare

But on Friday, family spokesman Leo Mugabe said it had been decided the former leader would be buried at Heroes Acre in Harare after consultations with influential traditional chiefs of the deceased country home.

President Mnangagwa says and that it will take about a month for a mausoleum at the National Heroes Acre has been completed.

“The government and the chiefs went to the Heroes Acre, showed each other where President Mugabe is going to be buried, and that place would take about 30 days to complete,” Leo told reporters at Mugabe’s Blue Roof house in Harare.

“So what that means is the burial will take that long,” he added.

The body will now go to his hometown of Zvimba on Sunday for traditional funeral rituals to be carried out before been laid to rest at the national heroes acre.

The former president has been lying in state in since Thursday at Rufaro stadium in Harare.

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