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Mugabe's family rejects government's funeral plans in favour of private burial

12 September 2019 4:54 PM
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The family of the ex-Zimbabwean leader has opposed the state's plan to bury him at the national monument for liberation heroes.

Robert Mugabe's family have rejected the government's funeral arrangements for the former Zimbabwean president.

The 95-year-old died last week while receiving medical treatment at a Singapore hospital. His body arrived home on Wednesday.

Mugabe's family and Zimbabwe's government butted heads over the former stateman's final resting place.

Read: Mugabe's family and Zim government at odds over burial place - reports

The family met with President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday afternoon to discuss funeral arrangements.

The family have now told the media that they want a private burial, reports EWN's Clement Manyathela.

They say Mugabe will not be buried on Sunday at the Heroes Acre in Harare, as proposed by the government.

According to the family, Mugabe had conveyed his wishes to them before he became ill.

The family says the government was wrong to make the announcement. The family want a private burial.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

They're saying they've got other plans on where the body will be on Sunday.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

Listen to the EWN update on Afternoon Drive with John Maytham:


12 September 2019 4:54 PM
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