Foreign

How Robert Mugabe’s body heads for wake in home village

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD BOBOJAYTV ANDROID APP
Send eyewitness, adverts & inquiries >>> +2349138493600 Telegram: t.me/bobojaytv Email: reports@bobojaytv.com

The remains of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe will be taken to his village for a wake on Monday, a family member said, as his final burial is prepared in about a month.

Mugabe died a week ago aged 95 in Singapore, nearly two years after he was ousted in a 2017 coup that ended nearly four decades of increasingly autocratic rule.

After a state funeral on Saturday in the capital Harare attended by African leaders, his body will go to his rural village of Kutama, 90 kilometres (55 miles) to the west, to allow villagers to pay tribute and bid farewell.

“He is going to come tomorrow,” his nephew Leo Mugabe told AFP on Sunday.

Leo Mugabe said the body will spend Monday night in a village area and was expected to be driven back to Harare on Tuesday.

“It will be taken for preservation. I am not sure where,” he said.

Mugabe’s final burial arrangements were mired in a dispute between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the family over where and when the former leader should be buried.

Eventually, the family agreed to his final burial at a national monument in Harare in about 30 days, after a new mausoleum is built for him.

Mugabe, a former liberation hero whose rule was marked by repression and economic chaos, left Zimbabwe deeply torn over his legacy as the country still struggles with high inflation and shortages of goods after decades of crisis.

ALSO READ   Donald Trump executive order banning new green cards, visas

 

 

Follow us Facebook |Twitter | Instagram | Join Facebook Group for daily news updates

Disclaimer: Opinion and comments are solely the responsibility of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of the publishers.

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Back to top button
BOBOJAY TV BOBOJAY TV Would you like to receive notifications on latest updates? No Yes