South African opposition politician, Julius Malema, said the wishes of the family of the late former Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe’s should be respected.
Malema was speaking at the Mugabe family’s Blue Roof Mansion in Borrowdale, Harare on Monday where he offered his condolences to the Mugabe’s widow, Grace Mugabe. Said Malema:
Part of protecting his legacy first and foremost is to respect the wishes of his family.
It is absolute nonsense that you think declaring a person a national hero takes away the right of the family over the deceased.
Every little detail of what we want to have around a dead body should be consulted with the family.
There is a very strong surviving spouse here, which is not easily broken by arrivalist, so they ought to respect the wishes of this woman.