Mugabe bans Mnangagwa from funeral: Family and state clash over plan

Mugabe bans Mnangagwa from funeral: Family and state clash over plan

- Robert Mugabe has reportedly barred current Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa from his funeral

- The late leader's family is currently clashing over the site of Mugabe's burial, citing that he had not wanted to be buried in capital Harare

- It seems as if Mugabe never forgave his predecessor for overthrowing his 37-year reign over Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been banned from attending Robert Mugabe's funeral.

The Daily Sun reports that Mnangagwa had deposed Mugabe in the 2017 military coup, ending a 37-year reign for the late leader.

Signalling his disapproval for his long-time ally from beyond the grave, Mugabe has also insisted on being buried in his home village Kutama, not in the Heroes Acre in Harare.

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This has reportedly led to clashes between the Mugabe family and the government, says The Guardian.

The Zanu-PF party is adamant that his remains should be laid to rest at the hilltop monument, following a ceremony at a nearby stadium, which they planned to pack full of prominent African leaders.

The family, led by Grace Mugabe, has insisted that a smaller affair with only close relatives in his home town is what Mugabe himself had requested.

The former president's body, along with his family, remains in Singapore. Briefly.co.za reported that Mugabe had died in the country where he had sought medical attention for an as yet unknown ailment.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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