The widow of the late national hero, Robert Mugabe, quarrelled with family members a few hours before the burial last week on Saturday after she accused them of having taken bribes from the government.
Mrs Grace Mugabe accused Leo Mugabe and Zvimba chiefs of pushing for Mugabe’s burial to be done at the National Heroes Acre against his expressed desire before he died, accusing them of receiving bribes from President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. Mugabe’s nephew, Leo, said:
We had a fall-out on Saturday around 11 am before the burial. We fell out because she said I took a bribe from Mnangagwa to influence the decision to bury my uncle at the Heroes Acre.
Mugabe died on September 6 in Singapore where he had been receiving treatment for cancer. His family decided against burying him at the National Heroes Acre where a mausoleum was being built for his remains and eventually buried him at Kutama Village in Zvimba.