Zimbabwe’s Former President Robert Mugabe’s Remains To Be Exhumed

Zimbabwe’s Former President Robert Mugabe’s Remains To Be Exhumed


By Spy Uganda Correspondent

Harare: A magistrate in Zimbabwe has said that the body of former President Robert Mugabe can be exhumed after a traditional leader said that his burial had violated cultural practices.

Mugabe, who died aged 95 in 2019, was buried in a courtyard of his family homestead. But after a local court hearing in May, the traditional leader said the internment broke local customs.

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“I give powers to those who are permitted by law to exhume the late Robert Mugabe’s remains from Kutama and rebury them at the National Heroes Acre in Harare,” a copy of the ruling in the local Shona language noted.

However, Mugabe’s family challenged that ruling and rushed to court but today the magistrate dismissed their challenge.

The family is likely to appeal to the High Court, according to reports.

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Mugabe led Zimbabwe from independence in 1980 to 2017, when he was overthrown.

His family says he remained bitter after being ousted from power and did not want to be buried at the national shrine.


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