LATEST: Court orders late President Robert Mugabe exhumation

Zimstar News

Late former President Robert Mugabe is now set to be exhumed from his Zvimba homestead grave and reburied at the National Heroes Acre after a Chinhoyi court Friday dismissed an appeal by the once fierce ruler’s family for his reburial.

Mugabe died aged 95 on September 6, 2019.

His family vigorously resisted a government bid to have him interred at the National Heroes Acre in Harare where the one-time ruler presided over many burials of national heroes.

The Mugabe family insisted the decision was in keeping with the late leader’s wishes while still alive.

However, a traditional leader this year summoned Mugabe’s widow Grace Mugabe to his kraal to answer to charges of breaking custom by burying her husband in a family courtyard.

Grace was found guilty when she failed to appear at the chief’s court.

The Mugabes later appealed the decision with conventional courts but have lost the matter.