- Robert Mugabe has been laid to rest in his rural home in Zvimba, and only the invited could attend
- According to the family's spokesperson, Mugabe had warned that people would be after his body parts once he has passed away
- Mugabe's burial was watched over by tight security
Robert Mugabe's burial on 28 September was very private and took place under tight security - possibly because there was fear that his body would be tampered with or stolen.
According to the Mugabe family spokesperson, Leo Mugabe, the late ousted Zimbabwean leader had warned that people would want his body parts after his death, reported The Citizen.
After a row between the family and government, it was decided that Mugabe, who has been given “national hero” status, would have his final wish granted - he would be laid to rest in his home village Zvimba. Part of the reason for this was so his body could be watched over carefully.
"We have decided to put the grave here because it's secure and we do not want anyone to tamper with the body."
IOL News reported that Mugabe's coffin was adorned with a Zimbabwean flag and in front of a stage-like structure, white flower arrangements spelt the word 'Dad'.
The gravesite, which was constructed by a Chinese firm, is in a courtyard between 2 homes that belong to Mugabe's first wife, the late Sally, and his widow, Grace, Briefly.co.za learnt.
The country's current leader, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, did not attend the burial.
Perhaps it is the fear of body tampering that sparked rumours that Mugabe's coffin had a camera placed inside it. These rumours were disproved.
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