Mugabe's body heads back to a divided Zimbabwe for burial

Body of former Zimbabwean leader Mugabe to leave Singapore on Wednesday

But Mugabe is believed to have told his family that he wanted to be buried quietly with his mother, denying the politicians and generals who toppled him in 2017 the chance to "pontificate" over his dead body.

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's body will lie in state at two different stadiums in the capital city for three days, the information minister said Monday, but she did not announce where he would be buried on Sunday.

This, Leo Mugabe noted, was far from true.

A relative has said that in line with native Shona customs, traditional chiefs from Zvimba will have a final say on where the former leader will be buried.

"I will always remember the enormous, huge contribution he made not only to the people of Zimbabwe but to the people of Africa", he said.

The family spokesperson also addressed rumours that there had been a fallout with the Zimbabwean government in arrangements for Mugabe's burial.

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Where will Mugabe be buried.Zvimba?

Zimbabwe's Vice President Kembo Mohadi was seen arriving at the funeral parlor on Tuesday afternoon, and a Zimbabwe state newspaper said his body would return to the country on Wednesday.

Former president Robert Mugabe's place of burial is still a matter of contention amid reports that his family are pushing back against the government's plan to preside over his funeral and to bury him at the National Heroes Acre in Harare.

Despite being loathed by the West, Mugabe has dominated their news pages since his death in Singapore on Friday.

George Charamba, Deputy Chief Secretary in the Office of President and Cabinet in Zimbabwe, said several world leaders have already confirmed their attendance.

The body will be taken to his rural home before being placed in a giant stadium for public viewing. "There are still some consultations going on, but certainly, we will coming with more updates".

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