Zimbabwe’s Mugabe to be Buried in Home Village

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe will be buried in his home village instead of a national shrine in Harare.

Zimbabwe’s government said Thursday that the late president’s family has decided it wants Mugabe buried in the village of Zvimba.

The statement from Information Minister Nick Mangwana said officials will cooperate with the family’s wishes.

Mugabe passed away earlier this month at age 95 in a Singapore hospital. He ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years before being overthrown by the military in 2017 and replaced by his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mugabe left behind a complicated legacy. Many Zimbabweans regard him as a liberation hero in the fight to end British colonial rule, while many others see him as a dictator who destroyed the nation’s economy.

Source: Voice of America

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