Islamic leaders say they allowed women to attend Moana’s actual burial because they wanted to clear misconceptions.

“Let me take this opportunity to clarify some misconception and speculations associated with Islamic religion. Under normal circumstances, women are not allowed to attend the actual burial as the process is a preserve for the men as it involves hard labour.

“But today (yesterday) for the sake of educating the society and promoting tolerance among different cultures, we have allowed everyone to participate and attend the burial process,” one of the Islamic religious  leaders Sheika Abdullah Sikacha told the Daily News on the side-lines of the burial.

Moana’s maternal uncle Austin Chimedza said : “Even us relatives of Mitchelle, from her mother’s side, we are so happy about how she was buried. “It was a learning moment for us. It was good to learn about the Islamic culture and we have appreciated it,” Chimedza said. Some of the notable celebrities and socialites, who attended the burial, include businessman Tinashe Mutarisi, socialite and actor Tyra “Madam Boss” Chikocho, music promoters Simbarashe “Bodyslam” Chakare and Simbarashe “Boss Damma” Chinachimwe among others.