The family of the late national hero and former Zimbabwe Vice President, Joshua Nkomo, may exhume his remains at the National Heroes Acre and re-bury them at his homestead in Kezi, Matabeleland South.
This was revealed by one of Nkomo’s sons, Sibangilizwe, in an interview with The Daily News. He said:
We still have that wish to bury him next to his parents as he wanted. The nation must understand that should we decide as a family to remove his remains from the Heroes Acre, it will be because we are following his wishes.
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This follows former President Robert Mugabe’s burial at his rural village in Kutama last week after his family snubbed the government’s offer to build a mausoleum for him at the Heroes Acre.
Nkomo became Zimbabwe’s first Executive Vice President in 1987 following the signing of the Unity Accord with Mugabe, and he died in 1999.