The church where the departed leader used to worship together with his first wife Sally and later on with Grace on Sunday prayed that he be forgiven VOA reports. The Sacred Heart Cathedral where the leader used to attend Mass worshippers remembered Mugabe’s role in the upkeep of the church.
The Priest on Sunday at Sacred Hearts Cathedral told congregants:
We are praying for our relatives who have died. Without forgetting to pray for our former president, Comrade Robert Mugabe, we bring him forward to God, we are asking God if there is anything that he did wrong in his life that he be forgiven.
Other congregants who spoke to Reuters had this to say about the Former President:
To me he was a father figure. We are so saddened. … He was a very staunch Catholic.
As our former president I think everyone can admit that without the work he did we would not be as independent as we are
You know when you fight, in a fight sometimes you lose your teeth, (right)? And we became poorer. But that’s a fight and he did it, and we should give him that.
Mugabe will be buried on Sunday 14 September. His final resting place has not yet been disclosed as family members insist that he be buried at his rural home in Kutama.