Robert Mugabe: Chaos as citizens jostle to view late president

Robert Mugabe: Chaos as citizens jostle to view late president

- The late Robert Mugabe's body was presented to the citizens of Zimbabwe at the Rufaro Stadium in Harare

- During the viewing event a stampede broke out as attendants vied to catch a glimpse of their deceased leader

- This comes as Mugabe's family rejected state plans to bury him at the National Heroes' Acre monument

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Several injuries have been reported after a stampede broke out at the viewing ceremony for Robert Mugabe.

The Citizen reports that the event had taken place at the Rufaro Stadium in capital Harare, given Zimbabweans the opportunity to pay their respects to the former president.

During the event, which had thousands in attendance, people had stampeded to catch a glimpse of Mugabe, resulting in several injuries.

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Meanwhile, the Mugabe family is at odds over the final resting place of the politician's remains, according to the SADC. reported that President Emmerson Mnangagwa had declared his predecessor a national hero, indicating plans to bury him on National Heroes' Acre.

This had been rejected by the family, who had insisted Robert's final wishes had been to be buried in a private ceremony in his home village.

Mugabe's remains had been on display on Thursday morning at his Blue Roof villa, which had been revealed to the globe after the shroud of mystery surrounding his residence was lifted.

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