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Mugabe left behind $10 mln and properties but no will

The late former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe reportedly left behind $10 million in his bank account together with other properties. State media Herald newspaper on Tuesday published the list of Mugabe’s estate but indicated there was no will to distribute the properties. The newspaper listed some of the properties left behind to include: four houses, 10 cars, one farm, his rural home and an orchard. Mugabe’s daughter Bona Chikowore in October wrote to the Master of High Court seeking to register her father’s estate. Since there was no will,…

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Robert Mugabe finally buried in hometown of Kutama

Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe has been laid to rest in his hometown rural village of Kutama. The former President who died at the age of 95 was interred at his Kutama Mission homestead in Zvimba alongside his late mother, Bona, and brothers — Albert and Donato. The burial of Mugabe’s body delayed after a state funeral was held on September, 14 because of the row over his resting place. The Zimbabwean government had insisted that the remains of the ex-President be interred at the Heroes Acre – a national…

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe will now be buried in hometown

The family of former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has said he will now be buried in his hometown of Zvimba following a row with the government. The body of Mr. Mugabe aged 95 has not been buried after his funeral was held on September, 14 because of the row over his resting place. The Zimbabwean government had insisted that the remains of the ex-President be interred at the Heroes Acre – a national monument and burial ground. But the family has opposed the decision, insisting that was not the wish…

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Zimbabwe’s ex-President Mugabe died of cancer

The cause of death of Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe has been revealed by the current President, Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mugabe is reported to have died from cancer after his chemotherapy treatment was stopped. Local state-run Herald newspaper quoted his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying that “In fact, when we discussed about the issue, it turned out that treatment had stopped. He told Zanu PF supporters in New York that “doctors had stopped treatment, chemotherapy, one, because of age and also because the cancer had spread and it was not helping…

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Why Mugabe will be buried in 30 days

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe will be buried at Heroes’ Acre but his family says that will take place in 30 days. His nephew Leo Mugabe told journalists on Friday that chiefs in Mugabe’s village have agreed that he should be buried at the Heroes’ Acre. But the chiefs will need 30 days to perform rituals for his burial as a chief. “He is going to Zvimba so the people of Zvimba can pay their last respects,” said Leo Mugabe. Mugabe died at the age of 95 at a Singaporean…

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Photos: Mourners view Robert Mugabe’s body

Thousands of Zimbabweans have been viewing Robert Mugabe’s body ahead of state funeral before his burial. The former president of Zimbabwe died in Singapore at a hospital where he was undergoing medical treatment. He died aged 95 and has been declared a national hero by the government. A state funeral will take place at the national football stadium in Harare then he will be buried at the Heroes’ Acre national monument near the capital, Harare. During the week there was a stampede at the viewing of the body of Robert…

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Mugabe to be buried at Heroes’ Acre national monument

Family of Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe has now agreed for him to be buried at the Heroes’ Acre national monument near the capital, Harare. The final burial place of the former leader has been contentious for days now since his death. The family wanted a private burial ceremony which was not to take place at the Heroes park in Harare. But Mugabe’s nephew Leo Mugabe who is the family’s spokesman told the BBC that the burial would now take place at the proposed site made by the government. Burial will…

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Zimbabwe: Stampede at Mugabe body viewing

There has been a stampede at the viewing of the body of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe at the Rufaro Stadium on Thursday. SADC News reported of several people sustaining injuries during the stampede as scores line up to have a final viewing of Mugabe’s body. Police have since tightened security at the pitch here Mugabe’s coffin has been placed for public viewing. EyeWitness News reported that public earlier invaded the pitch where the coffin placed. Mugabe’s body will lie in state at Kutama on Sunday night before a private…

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Mugabe’s family fights government over funeral plans

The family of Robert Mugabe is fighting the government over ongoing arrangements for his funeral. The Mugabe family has expressed shocked at not being involved in the preparations for the funeral of the former Zimbabwean president. Mugabe’s body arrived back in Zimbabwe on Wednesday after dying last week in Singapore while undergoing a medical treatment. The funeral ceremony of Mugabe who died aged 95 will take place at a football stadium in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare on Saturday. Although the family and the government had initially disagreed on his burial place,…

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Zimbabwe to hold state funeral for Mugabe on Sept. 14

The Zimbabwean government has signaled plans to hold a state funeral for former president Robert Mugabe on Saturday September 14. Reuters reported that the government has sent out a memo to embassies on Sunday stating that the funeral will take place in the National Sports Stadium in Harare. The government also said a burial ceremony is planned for the day after the state funeral, but exactly where he would be buried is unclear. Some members of Mugabe’s family say he didn’t want to be buried at the National Heroes Acre…

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