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Several people injured as Zimbabweans force their way to view Mugabe's body

12 September 2019 5:36 PM
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Robert Mugabe declared national hero
EWN reporter Clement Manyathela says paramedics are attending to those who have been injured as a result of the stampede.

The viewing of the body of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe had to be stopped temporarily on Thursday so that security can deal with a commotion at the Rufaro Stadium.

Security has been strengthened at the local stadium where Mugabe is lying in state after mayhem broke out when members of the public invaded the pitch where the casket is stationed. Several people have been injured.

Zimbabweans are paying tribute to Mugabe, who died in Singapore Last week

Nickolaus Bauer on the Afternoon Drive show speaks to Eyewitness News reporter Clement Manyathela for more.

There were queues that were forming here where Zimbabweans were lining and getting to see the body of the former president Robert Mugabe, but there has been a commotion because people forced themselves on the pitch of this stadium and were not following the queues anymore.

Clement Manyathela, Reporter - Eyewitness News

Paramedics are attending to several people that have been injured as a result of the stampede.

Clement Manyathela, Reporter - Eyewitness News

The viewing of the body had to be stopped temporarily so that security can deal with the commotion unfolding here at the Rufaro Stadium.

Clement Manyathela, Reporter - Eyewitness News

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This article first appeared on 702 : Several people injured as Zimbabweans force their way to view Mugabe's body


12 September 2019 5:36 PM
Tags:
Grace Mugabe
Robert Mugabe coup
Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe
robert mugabe death
Robert Mugabe declared national hero

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