Leo Mugabe, the spokesperson of the late former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has announced that Mugabe will be buried today (Saturday 28 September) in Zvimba, Mugabe’s rural home.
Speaking to the Herald last night, Leo confirmed the development saying:
Yes, it is true, the former President will be buried in Zvimba on Saturday (tomorrow). I will let you know once I have the programme.
Meanwhile, a Chinese company has since started building Mugabe’s US$1 million mausoleum at the National Heroes Acre.
Leo did not reveal what would happen to the special grave.
The new arrangement contradicts the earlier agreement the government had reached with Zvimba chiefs, to bury Zimbabwe’s founding father at the National Heroes Acre.
The government has said that it will respect the decision of the Mugabe family.
More: The Herald
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Robert Mugabe was a politician and the former President of Zimbabwe. He was the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 1987 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. Mugabe resigned from... Read More About Robert Mugabe
The National Heroes Acre is Zimbabwe's national shrine where national heroes are buried. It was established in 1980 soon after the independence of Zimbabwe. The area was located on the heart of Harare in the Warren Park suburb. Read More About National Heroes Acre
Zvimba is a district in Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe. Read More About Zvimba