The former president was buried yesterday at his home village in Kutama in Zvimba District. Notably absent from the burial according to Sunday News were Zvimba Chiefs who reportedly clashed with the family about the late leader’s final resting place.
It is believed Mugabe wanted to be buried in a Christian way a move that didn’t settle down well with traditional chiefs. Only 2 Chiefs, Chief Zvimba and Chief Mutare were present at the burial. President Mugabe’s surviving sibling emphasised on the Christian burial for her brother saying he was a Christian and was to be buried as such.
As the only surviving sibling, allow me more time to speak. This man lying hear was a true Christian who said, I will live a Christian life and die a Christian . . .
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Let me first make sure that I express my gratitude to His Excellency President Mnangagwa because he listened to the children on their father’s wishes.
He was on record saying we will follow the family’s decisions, so all these discords, should go where they deserve.
Family Spokesperson Walter Chidhakwa rebuked the absent Chiefs and said though they were one family they should respect individual families’ decisions.
More: The Sunday Mail