Mugabe to be buried in 30 days

The body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe arrives back in the country after he died on Friday (September 6) in Singapore after a long illness, Harare, Zimbabwe, September 11, 2019. Picture: REUTERS / Siphiwe Sibeko

Mugabe’s body would go to Zvimba for villagers to pay their last respects at the weekend and returned to Harare while the new tomb was built.

Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe’s family and the government on Friday said he would be buried in about a month after they agreed to entomb him at a monument for national heroes in Harare.

Mugabe died in Singapore last week aged 95, leaving Zimbabweans divided over the legacy of a leader once lauded as an anti-colonial guerrilla hero, but whose 37-year iron-fisted rule ended in a coup in 2017.

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