National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ) executive director, Dr Godfrey Mahachi has said that the construction of a mausoleum at the National Heroes Acre is currently underway.
The mausoleum projected was initiated for the burial of Zimbabwe’s founding leader, Robert Gabriel Mugabe who died on the 6th of September in Singapore where he was receiving medical attention. Mugabe has however since been buried in his rural home, Kutama after his family snubbed the National Heroes Acre.
Dr Mahachi said that the Department of Public Works was handling all issues to do with the project. He added:
The construction of the mausoleum at the national shrine is currently underway, but we do not have much details pertaining to the project, since it is still under the Department of Public Works.
There were people on site yesterday (Saturday), meaning the construction of the mausoleum is on course.
The mausoleum’s initial budget indicated that the country will have to part ways with US1 million as most of the materials needed for the project are imported.
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