Mu­gabe buried in vil­lage af­ter row over rest­ing place

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Global -

Ku­tama: Zim­babwe’s found­ing leader Robert Mu­gabe was buried on Satur­day in his vil­lage of Ku­tama, end­ing a dis­pute be­tween his fam­ily and the govern­ment of his suc­ces­sor Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa over his fi­nal rest­ing place. Mu­gabe died on Septem­ber 6 aged 95, bit­ter at the way for­mer al­lies con­spired to top­ple him in 2017 and told his fam­ily he did not want his “tor­men­tors” to pre­side over his burial, fam­ily mem­bers said. As a lib­er­taion hero Mu­gabe should have been buried at the Na­tional He­roes Acre in Harare, but his fam­ily had re­jected the govern­ment pro­pos­als. Mu­gabe was buried with­out the pomp re­served for na­tional he­roes.

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