ZANU-PF Secretary for Administration, Obert Mpofu, has seemingly backtracked on the remarks he made earlier on Monday on former President Robert Mugabe’s Borrowdale and Mt Pleasant properties.
Mpofu was quoted by ZBC News Online as having said that the party was considering converting the late Mugabe’s Blue Roof Mansion into a Museum or a monument that will benefit the party.
Speaking to The Herald later on Monday, Mpofu “clarified” the situation. He said:
I was in a meeting with President Mnangagwa today (yesterday), who advised me that the party will transfer title deeds of the two properties to the family as promised.
Nothing has changed on the party’s commitment to transfer the two properties.
Mugabe died in Singapore on 6 September and was buried last Saturday at Kutama Village in Zvimba. His burial followed a tug of war between the government and his family over his final resting place.
The government wanted to bury Mugabe at the National Heroes Acre and was in the process of constructing a mausoleum for his burial.