Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe buried in his village (AFP)




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FILE PHOTO - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe looks on during a rally marking Zimbabwe's 32nd independence anniversary celebrations in Harare, Zimbabwe April 18, 2012. REUTERS

The body of Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe has been buried on Saturday in his home village of Kutama (northwest) in the presence of several hundred family members and relatives,  AFP reported.

According to Aljazeera, A large crowd of mourners assembled for the low-key event, which was initially intended to be a private family ceremony.

The media organization stated that No senior government officials were present to witness the event, including President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who helped remove Mugabe from power in 2017..

The funeral puts an end to the dispute between the relatives of the former head of state and the government of his successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, over Mugabe’s final resting place.

Mugabe died in a Singapore hospital on September 6, aged 95, almost two years after a military coup ended his 37-year rule.

Africanews cited that Robert Mugabe held an obstinate grudge against Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was placed at the head of the country after the resignation of the old president under pressure from the army and his party, Zanu-PF, in November 2017 .

Robert Mugabe has left behind a country traumatized by repression and ruined by the economic crisis after an undivided thirty-seven-year reign.




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