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Mugabe’s burial site shifted to Zvimba no more Heroes Acre

Mugabe family has reversed a decision to have former Zimbabwe leader to be interred at Heroes Acre in the capital, Harare, instead he will now be buried in his home region of Zvimba.

The location of his grave became a source of tension between the Mugabe family and the government, it was earlier resolved that he be buried in mausoleum currently under construction at the Heroes Acre.

The family blame the current leadership for Mr Mugabe’s overthrow in November 2017. He was toppled after 37 years in power and replaced by current President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

At his funeral, family member Walter Chidhakwa said he had died a “sad, sad, sad man”.

It was thought that earlier truce with family over the site of his burial in which they yielded to Mr Mugabe being laid to rest at Heroes Acre, where those who fought colonial rule are buried, once a mausoleum had been built.

But it seems there has been a change of heart.

In a statement, Information Minister Nick Mangwana said the government will respect the wishes of the family and support them in providing a “fitting burial” in Zvimba.

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