The former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, has reportedly told his family members that he does not want to be buried at the Heroes Acre shrine in Warren Hills.
Zimbabwe independent reports that Mugabe does not want his funeral to be presided over by President Emmerson Mnangagwa who took power from him in 2017 with the help of security forces.
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Speaking to the Independent, an unnamed family member said:
Mugabe has made it clear to his family that he does not wish to be buried at the National Heroes’ Acre anymore. He does not want to be associated with Mnangagwa and all those he now views as his betrayers and tormentors. He has said he doesn’t want them to sing and pontificate over his dead body.
He has informed relatives about his decision and this is known in the family; it’s also now known in government circles.
These reports are emerging when president Mnangagwa recently revealed that his predecessor who is now 95 years old has been bedridden in Singapore for the past three months.
In the run-up towards the 2018 elections, Mugabe rallied behind opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, to the chagrin of ZANU PF members who announced that Mugabe had forfeited his right to be buried at the heroes acre.
More: Zimbabwe Independent