The late Cephas Msipa’s brother, Mr Obert Msipa, said while there were areas of disagreement regarding the burial of his brother, President Mugabe had convinced the family to have him interred at the national shrine. Msipa had requested that he be buried next to his wife in Gweru.
We thank the Government for the honour bestowed on our brother. We are happy that he will be buried at the National Heroes’ Acre in Harare on Saturday. Yes you might have read in the papers of some disagreements that were there but President Mugabe showed us the way. President Mugabe said it was not possible for Cde Msipa to be buried away from his fellow comrades. President Mugabe said his fellow comrade; his former roommate when they were still bachelors, could not be buried “mubako” (in a cave)”. Yes we had our views, yes we thought he could be buried in Gweru but that is not the case now and we are happy with what President Mugabe said. So I thank you all for coming in numbers to see our brother off to the National Heroes Acre.