Zimbabwean Court Orders the Exhumation of Robert Mugabe’s Remains, To be Reburied in Harare

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Late Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (Courtesy)

A Zimbabwean court has ordered that the remains of Late President Robert Mugabe be exhumed and reburied at the National Shrine.

Mugabe, the Zimbabwean founding father passed on in 2019 at the age of 95 years. This was after his government was overthrown by the military.

The former Head of State was seeking Cancer treatment in Singapore when he breathed his last.

Following his death, the family laid him to rest at the Family’s estate in Kutama. This was despite protests from the Government that the former President be buried at the National Shrine. There was a stand-off between the family and government officials on where Mugabe was to be laid to rest.

In new revelations, the ruling labels Mugabe as a strong man who needed to be accorded a national burial in the National Shrine.

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Thus, the remains of his body need to be exhumed and reburied by following the traditions of Zimbabwe’s history.

Mugabe’s widow, Grace Mugabe has also been fined five cattle and a goat for not following traditions when laying the former State man to rest.

Addressing the same, Mugabe’s nephew, Leo Mugabe termed the judgment irrelevant.

“It’s a ruling against a widow and the widow has nothing to do with the burying of her husband. This judgment is irrelevant if you were to ask me because in any case, Chief Zvimba does not preside over cases here,” Leo told local Zimbabwean media.

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