Mugabe’s burial postponed indefinitely

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe PHOTO: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

The burial of the late former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has been postponed indefinitely, ZimLive reports.

The burial which was slated for Sunday has now been postponed due to the different stands from the Zimbabwe government and Mugabe’s family.

Mugabe’s nephew and family’s spokesman, Leo Mugabe said his uncle was a chief and will be burial in a traditional way.

“Mugabe was a chief and he will be buried in accordance with tradition. The chiefs have not told us where he will be buried, so it is not clear yet. I also don’t know,” he said.

In some parts of Zimbabwe, burials of chiefs are a secret affair and people are only told the resting place afterwards.

Recall that Mugabe died on Friday aged 95 in Singapore, where he had long been receiving medical treatment.

Mugabe dominated Zimbabwean politics from independence in 1980 until he was removed by his own army in a November 2017 coup.

Mugabe’s resting place has been a topic of discussion with the government planning to bury him at the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare while his family wants him to be interred in his home village.

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