Mourners who had gathered at Murombedzi Growth Point to pay their last respect to Zimbabwe’s founding leader, Robert Mugabe reportedly clashed over Mugabe and Mnangagwa branded t-shirts.
News Day, a local publication, reports that Mugabe sympathisers who had come wearing t-shirts branded with Mugabe’s pictures were overshadowed by those wearing t-shirts branded with Mnangagwa’s pictures.
The chaos is said to have intensified after Mugabe t-shirts were barred.
As a way to resolve the deadlock, Zanu PF central committee member, Shiella Mabasa popularly known as Yondo Sister addressed members of the public explaining why Mnangagwa’s t-shirts were at Mugabe’s funeral. Mabasa said:
This party regalia was left over during the campaign period and we felt it was important to give our members as we mourn a departed hero of Zanu PF and Zimbabwe, it has nothing to do with politics.
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