Analyst Says 2017 Coup Is Why Mnangagwa Wants Mugabe Buried At National Heroes Acre

Political analyst and director of a local think-tank, Sapes Trust, Ibbo Mandaza, has said that he believes that President Emmerson Mnangagwa wants the late former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe to be buried at the National Heroes’ Acre to cleanse the November 2017 coup.

Mugabe resigned during Operation Restore Legacy which had been launched by the army. He later said that he had resigned merely to save the situation as his delay or refusal was to result in bloodshed.

Speaking on the impasse between Mugabe’s family and the State over where to bury the former ZANU PF, Mandaza said:

The wish by Mnangagwa to have Mugabe buried at the (National) Heroes Acre is consistent with his objective of concealing the fact of the coup. He wants to sustain the narrative that Mugabe resigned as a founding father of the nation…

The other narrative is the one which says that Mugabe wants to be buried at home. He doesn’t want people like Emmerson (Mnangagwa) to pontificate over him because he feels he was betrayed by Emmerson and Chiwenga (Vice President Constantino).

The two narratives are side by side.

Mugabe died in the early hours of Friday the 5th of September in a hospital in Singapore where he was receiving medical attention.

His body is expected to arrive in the country today as reports suggest that it was scheduled to depart Singapore at 02300 hours Zimbabwean time.

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3 comments on “Analyst Says 2017 Coup Is Why Mnangagwa Wants Mugabe Buried At National Heroes Acre

  1. Cleansing, what cleansing!? Ibbo Mandaza has always been an apologist of the late Mugabe. He wants us to think that the late Mugabe should have been left to die in office, or to appoint his wife as his successor!? This is really strange. In any case, what does anyone benefit from the late Mugabe’s corpse? Ibbo Mandaza should show some logic!

    1. Actually he did. Else why would anyone want to change the wishes of a late person’s burial place. If him snd or even his family want to burry him next to his mother, then so be it. This is the end of the road, there is no more political mileage to get from bob

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