Leo Mugabe, the spokesperson of the family of the late founding leader of Zimbabwe, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, has dismissed as fake reports suggesting that Mugabe’s body was flown to Singapore for safekeeping.
Speaking to Nehanda Radio, Leo said that the body lies in state at the Blue Roof, the mansion where Mugabe family resides. He said:
There have been messages circulating on social media about the remains of the former leader being flown back to Singapore; they are false.We all woke up to these messages on WhatsApp, but they are just rumours and nothing of that nature is happening.
I am not sure about the One Commando thing. All we know is the body will be kept safely.
Mugabe’s remains are yet to be buried as a mausoleum in which he is to be laid to rest is yet to be completed.
The Chinese company that was contracted to construct the unique and special grave revealed earlier that the mausoleum, depending on availability of resources, would take about three months to be completed.
This comes when there are reports suggesting that the body of the former veteran leader was embalmed to last for five years. Since its arrival from Singapore where he died, it has never been to any funeral parlour.
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