Late former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe will be buried at a monument for national heroes in the capital, Harare, a family spokesman said, as the feud over the funeral appears to have been resolved.
Earlier, the family had said that Mugabe, who’s body was flown back from Singapore, would be buried in his home town in a private ceremony.
Speaking to an online television platform, family spokesman, Leo Mugabe said Mugabe’s body will now be buried at the National Heroes Acre though adding that the Zvimba chiefs have requested that the event has an element of privacy.
Mugabe added that the burial could be held post the Sunday date announced by the government due to procedural issues.
Mugabe’s burial place has been a subject of contestation between the family and the government. The family insisted that Mugabe’s wishes were that he be buried at his rural home in Zvimba.
This breakthrough on the part of government is not without controversy amid claims that the Zvimba chiefs were bribed to disregard the wishes of the late national liberation war hero.