President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that the government will not bury the late former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe against the wishes of his family.
Speaking at Mugabe’s residence, Blue Roof, in Borrowdale Brooke where he was leading members of the politburo in paying their condolences on the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding leader, Mnangagwa said:
Amai (former First Lady Grace Mugabe), you have the full support of the Government under me, those who talk will do so, but as Government there is nothing that we will do against your wishes.
On where and how he will be buried, we have not made an announcement until we met Amai so that we share with each other. When my mother died, the former President came to my residence and stayed for quite some time.
We will try to make all the provisions. I want the family to know that the Zanu-PF-led Government will not forget that we have our leader, it is something that we do as a matter of tradition.
His remarks come when reports indicate that Mugabe’s family does not want the late veteran leader to be buried at the National Heroes Acre as the government had suggested.
The family spokesperson, Leo Mugabe, the nephew of the former ZANU PF boss has revealed that Mugabe will not be buried on Sunday as the State had earlier projected. Leo also said that Mugabe’s burial will be a private event where even international delegates are not allowed to attend.
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