- After a row between the family and government, Robert Mugabe will have his final wish granted
- The late former Zimbabwean president will now be laid to rest in his home village Zvimba
- The funeral had been delayed to allow time for the government to erect a mausoleum in his honour
It seems as if the Zimbabwean government has caved in to the Mugabe family's desire to honour Robert Mugabe's burial wishes.
Briefly.co.za reported that the family and the state had been at odds over where the late ex-president's final resting place should be.
Despite construction already beginning on a mausoleum in his honour at the Hero's Acre in Harare, government spokesperson Nick Mangwana commented:
“The family of the late former president R.G Mugabe has expressed its desire to proceed with his burial in Zvimba. In line with government policy to respect the wishes of families or deceased heroes, government is cooperating with the Mugabe family in their new position."
BusinessDay reports that the funeral is expected to be a private ceremony and will take place over the weekend.
The body of the late African leader has already made its way by road to the village, arriving late on Thursday evening, reports The Citizen.
EFF leader Julius Malema had called for the government to respect the family's wishes in the debacle during his recent visit to the country.
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