Mugabe finally laid to rest in low-key rural ceremony

Monday, September 30th, 2019 00:00 |
Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe laid to rest.

HARARE, Sunday: The body of Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was buried on Saturday in a low-key ceremony in his home village after weeks of wrangling over his final resting place.

Family members threw white roses into the grave as the coffin of the liberation hero turned despot, draped in navy blue velvet, was lowered to its final resting place in the courtyard of his rural home about 90 kilometres west of Harare.

A boys choir from Mugabe’s old high school sang in the background. The burial in the village of Kutama came after the Mugabe family finally opted to reject government proposals that he be laid to rest at the National Heroes Acre in the capital. Mugabe died in a Singapore hospital on September 6, aged 95. - AFP

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