Mugabe Refused National Heroes Acre Burial – Report

The late former President Robert Mugabe reportedly informed his close relatives that he does not want to be buried at the National Heroes Acre, a few weeks before he died.

Mugabe died on Friday, 6 September 2019, at the age of 95 at a hospital in Singapore where he has been unwell for an extended period of time.

Last month, The Independent reported that Mugabe did not want the current Zanu PF government to preside over his funeral.

Unnamed family members disclosed that Mugabe made it clear that he would not want President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his allies to perform his last rites having overthrown him in a military coup in November 2017.

The report suggested that Mugabe’s preference is to be buried next to his mother Bona at his rural home in Zvimba, Mashonaland West province. Said one of the sources:

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.

President Mnangagwa was reportedly unsettled by news of Mugabe’s decision and he duly sent a delegation to Singapore to convince his predecessor to change his mind.

Mnangagwa, according to the report, approached several high-ranking personalities to be the link between himself and Mugabe.

Some of the names that were forwarded include former bureaucrat and ex-diplomat Dr Machivenyika Mapuranga, former Higher Education secretary Dr Washington Mbizvo and ex-Civil Service Commission chairperson Dr Mariyawanda Nzuwa.

Mnangagwa finally sent a delegation headed by Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda. The team had Central Intelligence Organisation Director-General Isaac Moyo and Mugabe’s former personal doctor Professor Jonathan Matenga in its ranks.

It is not known if Mugabe changed his mind following the officials’ visit.

More: The Independent


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9 comments on “Mugabe Refused National Heroes Acre Burial – Report

  1. They should just throw this corpse called Mugabe under a tree in the Zambezi Valley and let the hungry hyenas and jackals come and devour him. That would cost about USD$2000. A lot cheaper than a State Funeral.

  2. For sure I agree with his decision ,that man is not worth to be on our heroes ,he took the nation as 1 of his personal property ,he distroyed our nation and killed every man had a vision of serving it .he killed ennocent people without hesitation if what tmorrw will be ,it was only about what he want ,he was after power and fame nothing more. So Zvimba is a best place for him to go bcoz he ddnt die for his people but he killed the people he was leading .may his soul go to the closest hell

  3. at least satan has a friend in hell the devil who has come to kill steal and destroy peoples lives Mugabe has come to steal.loot and kill zimbabweans and destroy their economy rougly 20000 ndebeles plus thousands more he left zimbabwe the worst present ever poverty and disorder he must not be buried at the heros acre he is a curse to zimbabwe today sons and daughters of zim are killed enslaved in foreign countries because of evil bob may those you slaughtered appear with you before GOD

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