KUTAMA, Zvimba — All is set for the private burial of the late former president Robert Mugabe in Zvimba communal lands, Mashonaland West Province.
The late Zimbabwean leader is expected to be laid to rest in a courtyard at his homestead in Kutama village instead of the family gravesite where his late mother, Bona Mugabe, is buried.
Family spokesperson, Leo Mugabe, says only invited guests will attend the burial. “This is a very private funeral. Only invited guests are expected to attend. For those that are not invited, don’t come here because you will be disappointed as we will turn you away.”
Mugabe says President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is currently in New York attending the United Nations General Assembly, is unlikely to attend the burial. “As far as I know, he is still in New York. Right!”
He dismissed reports circulating on social media that the late president has already been laid to rest as per his family traditions.
The late former president, who was toppled in a defacto military coup, wanted to be buried in Zvimba communal lands and not the National Heroes Acre where a mausoleum was being built for him. – VOA