GUSHUNGO TO BE BURIED ON SUNDAY


Former president Robert Mugabe will be buried on Sunday at the National Heroes Acre, according to Presidential Spokesman, George Charamba. Mugabe’s body is expected home on Wednesday afternoon.

Charamba said contrary to reports in some sections of the media, there was never any differences of opinion between Government and family on where the former President would be buried.

“It is the time line that we are working with, but subject to confirmation with the leadership. The major decisions will be taken tomorrow in the context of the proposed programme,” said Charamba.

The body of the founding President of Zimbabwe is expected to be received at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the Mugabe and Marufu family members and chiefs from Zvimba. Upon its arrival, the body is expected to be taken to Cde Mugabe’s rural home in Zvimba.

While a proper funeral programme is yet to be announced, provisional plans are that the former President’s body would be placed in the giant National Sports Stadium, where mourners from all the country’s provinces would have the opportunity to pay their last respects.

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