Robert Mugabe's body arrives in Harare

Robert Mugabe mural Harare Zimbabwe

They share Mr. Mugabe's bitterness at the way former allies, including Mr. Mnangagwa, conspired to topple him and want him buried in his home village.

He is proving as polarizing in death as he was in life, as the fight over where he will be buried threatens to embarrass his successor, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, and deepen divisions in the ruling ZANU-PF party that he helped form decades ago. Several meetings held between government and former President Robert Mugabe's relatives have reportedly failed to resolve the impasse over where the late nationalist leader would be buried, sources have revealed.

Mugabe died on Friday at the age of 95 in Singapore, where he was receiving medical treatment.

The group, who included Vice President Kembo Mohadi, attended a private Catholic mass for Mugabe at the funeral parlor where his body is, officiated by a Zimbabwean priest. The chiefs have not told us where he will be buried, so it is not clear yet. "There are still some consultations going on, but certainly, we will be coming back with more updates".

The body of Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe arrived Wednesday in the capital, Harare, where it was met by the country's president and a full military delegation.

He said, "Mugabe was a chief and he will be buried in accordance with tradition". Other family members laid to rest at the cemetery include Karigamombe Mutengaderere, whose baptismal name was Johannes, Ganda Matibiri and wife Hachina, Bridget and Donato Mugabe, as well as Theresa Matinetsa, sister to Ganda Matibiri.

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

Mnangagwa "has been looking after the president, paying all the bills, sending the charter flight, inviting all the foreign dignitaries - I think he has been extra good", Leo Mugabe said.

At the time, President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania told Mr Mugabe that he had inherited "the jewel of Africa", and there was much hope of a new dawn for the black majority country, formerly known as Rhodesia.

He will be buried on Sunday after a state funeral on Saturday. A programme would be announced by the home affairs ministry later in the day, he said.

Asked whether Mugabe had been bitter about being ousted, he said: "Everybody is human". A spokesman for the Mugabe family could not immediately be reached for comment. That historic moment was even more emotional for us because our own reggae superstar Mr Robert Nesta Marley was in Harare, at the invitation of Mr Mugabe, to perform, because Mr Marley's songs served as motivation for the freedom fighters.

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