Relatives, officials attend mass for Mugabe in Singapore

Family members leave Zimbabwe to bring Mugabe’s body home from Singapore	 	 	 			Tanya and dad Tawanda Muzinda

Meanwhile, Former President Robert Mugabe's remains are due to be returned to Zimbabwe on Wednesday and the government has confirmed that his funeral will take place over two days this coming weekend.

Mugabe, 95, died on September 6 in Singapore where he had been receiving medical treatment since April.

Former Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe's funeral date has been announced.

However, until today it was not clearly spelt out where the former leader would be buried, a family spokesman said on Monday.

The Head of State said the current generation of leaders has a lot to learn from the late Mr. Mugabe and Zambia's first Republican President Dr. Kaunda who was fearless in speaking the truth.

Revered by many as a liberator who freed his people from white minority rule, Mugabe was vilified by others for wrecking one of Africa's most promising economies and ruthlessly crushing his opponents.

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who worked closely with Mugabe for decades before helping to oust him, granted Mugabe the status of a national hero within hours of his death.

The government has said it will send a high-powered delegation led by Vice President Kembo Mohadi to Singapore on Monday to help with the repatriation of Mugabe's body.

"Mugabe died not only out of office but also out of the country with the attendant indignity in Singapore where, despite government claims that he was being accorded State facilitation and assistance, his regular mode of transport there was uber taxis, as he had to make do with very little", he claimed.

Mugabe's nephew and family spokesman Leo Mugabe said the decision has been left to elders and traditional chiefs in Mugabe's village of Kutama located about 100 kilometers northwest of Harare. "We are asking God if there is anything that he did wrong in his life that he be forgiven", the priest told the congregation. "I hope that the leadership will consider and perhaps rebury that fellow comrade who was working dearly for his country", said Matutu.

Mugabe was declared a national hero and according to the country's tradition, a person granted that highest honor is supposed to be buried at the National Heroes Acre in Harare.

But his ousting in 2017 was accompanied by celebrations across the country of 13 million and critics at home and overseas viewed him as a power-obsessed autocrat who unleashed death squads, rigged elections and ruined the economy to keep control.

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