The burial of former President Robert Mugabe will take place in October. Mugabe’s nephew, Leo Mugabe told reporters that Mugabe will be buried in October after a mausoleum has been built, a process that is expected to take 30 days. This was revealed after traditional leaders from Zvimba and government officials visited the gravesite.
The mock burial that was supposed to take place at the National Heroes Acre on Sunday has been cancelled, with Mugabe’s body set to be taken to Zvimba for a traditional funeral programme.
After the body viewing in Zvimba is done, the body will then be brought back to Harare and kept “somewhere” up until the burial place is ready, according to Leo.
The work on the gravesite commenced at the National Heroes Acre on Thursday afternoon. Leo revealed that he is not sure of the rituals that will be done by the traditional leaders.