Julius Malema visits Grace, blasts ED for grabbing Mugabe burial
By Staff Reporter
OUTSPOKEN South African opposition Economic Freedom Fighters leader, Julius Malema (pictured) has launched a scathing attack on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government for allegedly going against late former President Robert Mugabe’s wishes not to be buried at the national heroes acre.
Mugabe died early this month with his burial place becoming contested territory between his family and government, which wants the former leader interred at the national shrine.
Speaking to journalists at the late former President’s Blue Roof home in Harare on Monday, Malema took a swipe at the Mnangagwa government which he described as full of chancers who were trying to gain mileage out of Mugabe’s demise.
Malema said Mugabe’s successors must respect the wishes of Zimbabwe’s founding leader.
Reports say Mugabe expressed wishes to be laid to rest in his rural Zvimba home in Mashonaland West but government feels he deserves burial at the national shrine where a mausoleum is being built in order to bury his remains.
Mnangagwa, who removed Mugabe in a November 2017 military coup, is keen to appease his former boss’s spirits and those of the latter’s surviving family following the betrayal.