Mugabe burial - updates

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Mugabe finally laid to rest in rural Zimbabwe village

Sep 29, 2019 - 12:30 AM

Hundreds of mourners assemble for the burial, which was initially intended to be a private family event

HOME. The coffin of former president of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe arrives for his burial at his home village in Kutama, on 28 September 2019. Photo by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP

Mugabe's body moved to rural home ahead of weekend burial

Sep 27, 2019 - 6:43 PM

After weeks of wrangling between government and his family over the final resting place for the country's founding leader, the Mugabes have opted to entomb him at his birthplace and rural home

HOME. Villagers look at the coffin of late former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe lying in state at Murombedzi Growth Point, about 107 km northwest of Harare, Zimbabwe, on September 16, 2019, as people have been accorded the opportunity to view Mugabe's body a week after his death. File photo by Zinyange Auntony/AFP

Mugabe's family agree to burial at 'heroes' monument

Sep 13, 2019 - 9:24 PM

Robert Mugabe's nephew says the traditional chiefs in Mugabe's homestead have made the decision

PAYING TRIBUTE. The sons of Zimbabwe's former President, the late Robert Mugabe, Robert Junior (L), Chatunga (2R) and her sister Regina Gata stand near the helicopter carrying the casket of Mugabe at Rufaro stadium on September 13, 2019 where his body lays in state for a second day. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Mugabe family sets burial for home village, not 'Heroes' shrine

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:16 PM

Some family members are still bitter over Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe's ouster and the role his former ally President Emmerson Mnangagwa played

HOME. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa (C-R) stands by former first lady Grace Mugabe (C-L) at the Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare after the arrival of the body of former President Robert Mugabe on September 11, 2019.Photo by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP