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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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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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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 body returns to Zimbabwe from Singapore

The body of former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe has arrived back in Zimbabwe. Mugabe’s body was flown to Zimbabwe in a private flight from Singapore where he died last week. The chartered flight carrying Mr Mugabe’s body landed in Harare around 13:30 GMT. The late Pan-Africanist will be buried on Sunday after a state funeral on Saturday, according to the government. His final resting place however remains a mystery as family members fight back attempts to bury him at the National Heroes Acre – a site reserved for the…

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13 famous quotes credited to Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe

Zimbabweans have been mourning their former president, Robert Mugabe who died on Friday after a short illness in Singapore. Mugabe was born on 21 February 1924, in what was then Rhodesia. He led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980 and has ruled the country for decades. Mugabe was Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader but resigned from power after a military takeover in November 2017. Robert Mugabe first served as prime minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as president from 1987 to 2017. While alive, he was noted for his…

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Robert Mugabe gets national hero status after death

Former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe has been declared a “national hero” by his ruling Zanu-PF party. This declaration is coming following the death of Mr. Mugabe whose last days were in conflict with a party he helped founded. Mr Mugabe led Zimbabwe to independence and ruled until he resigned from power after a military coup in 2017. His party removed him as leader during the military takeover forcing him to resign as President. Mugabe was succeeded by current president and then deputy president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. “Zanu-PF, which the late…

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How Africa reacted to Robert Mugabe’s death

There have been mixed reactions across Africa following the news of the death of former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe. The popular Freedom fighter died at the age of 95 after battling ill health for some months, according to his family. Mugabe’s family has confirmed that he died in Singapore surrounded by family including his wife, Grace. Mugabe was born on 21 February 1924, in what was then Rhodesia. He led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980 and has ruled the country for decades Mugabe was Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader but…

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Ex-President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

The former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe has reportedly died at the age of 95. He died after battling ill health for some months, according to his family. Mugabe was born on 21 February 1924, in what was then Rhodesia. He led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980 and has ruled the country for decades He was Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader but resigned from power after a military takeover in November 2017. Mr. Mugabe was succeeded by Emmerson Mnangagwa as President. Mnangagwa in a statement said “It is with the utmost…

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Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe dresses like a ‘rapper’

There are tons of reactions on social media after former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe was seen dressed like an American hip-pop ‘rapper’. The 95 year old former leader can be seen in a picture circulating on social media sitting in a wheelchair. Posing with his son for a photograph moment on Friday, Mugabe was dressed in an Adidas truck suit. The 27-year-old Robert Junior is a basketball player for the Zimbabwe national team. He posted the picture on Instagram with the caption “Hot boys up 20 in the fourth…

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