Row Over Mugabe’s Burial Site Resolved

Row Over Mugabe’s Burial Site Resolved

Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe will be buried in the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare, his family says, following a row with the government over his final resting site, the BBC reports.

Family spokesman and nephew Leo Mugabe says this should be in about a month, when the new mausoleum has been built.

Earlier plans to have a burial on Sunday have been cancelled.

Mr Mugabe, who was 95, died last week while being treated in Singapore.

And ZANIS reports that President Edgar Lungu will be among other Heads of State and Government attending late Mugabe’s funeral, in the company of first Republican President Kenneth Kaunda, fourth Republican President Rupiah Banda and former Vice President Guy Scott.

Zambia’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe Emmanuel Chenda says President Lungu will join other Heads of State from 11 countries from Africa and beyond, attending the State funeral, today.