Chief Zvimba has apologised to President Emmerson Mnangagwa over the Mugabe family’s decision to snub the National Heroes Acre and bury the late former President Robert Mugabe at Kutama Village.
The traditional leader said that there was unanimous agreement initially to bury Mugabe at the Heroes Acre with Chatunga and Tino expressing satisfaction with the decision. Said the chief:
We are ashamed and we are deeply sorry for the loss that the Government incurred. Sorry for the inconveniences caused by the family.
There were rumours that President Mnangagwa even bribed Zvimba chiefs but nothing of that sort ever happened. I am pleading with the President to continue being the good man he has always been.
Mugabe was laid to rest at his rural home three weeks after his death. His family had accepted the government’s offer to build a mausoleum for him but had a sudden change of heart.