Mugabe burial in Zimbabwe ‘sometime next week’: family spokesman


Grace Mugabe sits below a portrait of her late husband, former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, at her residence, The ‘Blue Roof’ in Borrowdale, Harare, Zimbabwe, September 11,2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s first president, Robert Mugabe, will be buried “sometime next week”, a family spokesman told Reuters on Thursday.

Leo Mugabe, the late president’s nephew, said the burial ceremony would be private. Robert Mugabe died six days ago in Singapore.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; writing by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo; Editing by Kevin Liffey



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