BREAKING: Chief Zvimba Orders Mugabe Reburial At The National Heroes Acre Before 1 July 

Source: BREAKING: Chief Zvimba Orders Mugabe Reburial At The National Heroes Acre Before 1 July | iAfrica24

A ZVIMBA traditional leader has ordered the exhumation and reburial of former State President Robert Mugabe at the National Heroes Acre.

This is according to a letter by the defiant traditional leader, which was also shared on social media by the late leader’s one-time spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire.

 Mugabe’s widow, Grace last week boycotted a hearing convened by Paramount Chief Zvimba who was accusing the former First Lady of burying her husband in his courtyard against custom in his area. The hearing went on and a ruling was passed in Grace’s absence.

“I give powers to those who are permitted by law to exhume the late Robert Mugabe’s remains from Kutama and rebury them at the National Heroes Acre in Harare,” read the Shona ruling by Chief Zvimba.

The chief ordered Grace to compensate all those who will carry out the duty of exhuming and reburying Mugabe at the national shrine should the ex-First Lady fail to carry out the task herself.

BREAKING: Chief Zvimba Orders Mugabe Reburial At The National Heroes Acre Before 1 July
BREAKING: Chief Zvimba Orders Mugabe Reburial At The National Heroes Acre Before 1 July

Zimbabwe’s fierce ruler for 37 years until his ouster in a coup 2017, Mugabe was buried at his homestead in Mashonaland West province’s Zvimba district in 2019.

His widow and extended family defied spirited attempts by the Emmerson Mnangagwa led government that dethroned him, to have the founding leader buried at the national shrine where a mausoleum was being build in his honour.

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    Kalulu 3 weeks ago

    This is unheard off and defies all logic, why don’t they leave the old man to rest in peace, if it was Mugabe’s wish to be buried the way he was buried what has it to with a traditional chief. The close family members consulted each other on his wishes and acted upon it like what all other families do why should outsiders impose their on wishes which are against the wishes of the deceased and those of close family members?.

    It now appears that that there is a strong hand behind the chief’s nonsensical actions. If those behind this don’t deal with this matter cautiously and sensitively, it may trigger something much more serious than they are imagining which may affect the wellbeing of the whole country. Take heed!!!