By Staff Reporter
FORMER President Robert Mugabe (pictured), who died aged 95 early this month, will finally be buried in his rural Zvimba home, Mashonaland West on Saturday.
This is according to a statement issued by government, through information secretary Nick Mangwana, Thursday evening.
“In line with the government policy to respect the wishes of families of deceased heroes, Government is cooperating with the Mugabe family in their new position.
“Government will render the necessary support to give the late former President a fitting burial as led by his family,” Mangwana said.
Since his death through cancer in Singapore 6 September, government has been involved in a tussle with family on where the ex-leader should be buried.
Mugabe’s family preferred his remains to be interred in Zvimba while President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government wanted the once powerful national leader to be given a massive send-off at the national heroes acre.
Government is in the process of building an impressive mausoleum in which it intended to bury the country’s founding leader at the national shrine.
But the decision to snub the heroes acre in preference of Zvimba will come as a rejection of Mnangagwa’s overtures towards the family of a leader they deposed in a military coup November 2017.