Speaking to The Herald, Zanu-PF Politburo member Josiah Hungwe confirmed that Shuvai Mahofa’s family had requested to have her burial moved from Sunday to Wednesday so that President Robert Mugabe could preside over the proceedings.
Initially the date had been set for Sunday, but the family asked that it be changed. We don’t have the power to oppose the wishes of the Mahofa family and we will stand guided by what they want. They want His Excellency President Mugabe to preside over her burial at the National Heroes Acre.
Zanu-PF secretary for Administration Ignatius Chombo said that Government will dispatch two helicopters that will ferry Mahofa’s body and some of her relatives to Harare.