Zimbabwe’s ex-first lady, Grace Mugabe, has been accused of inappropriate burial of her late husband Robert Mugabe and has been summoned to appear before a traditional court
Grace Mugabe will appear before a traditional court to explain why she buried her husband and former president Robert Mugabe improperly at his rural home in Zvimba
The former first lady is said to have of gone against the local culture of how her husband should be buried, instead of burying her husband at the place “chosen by his relatives and mother” she went on to bury him at the family home.
A letter from the traditional chief of the Mugabe’s home region to the Grace, states that”
“Grace is being required to cremate the remains of the late president’s body so that he can be reburied according the tradition and culture of the people of Zvimba
“Also she has been asked to pay a fine of cattle and goat for violating the culture of the Zvimba
The late former Zimbabwe president, Mugabe died on Friday, September 6, 2019 in an hospital in Singapore at the age of 95.
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His family decided that he will buried privately in Kutama in Zvimba district, which is about a 90km (55 miles) west of the capital Harare- after weeks of argument with the government
The late president’s niece, Patrick Zhuwao, disclosed to the South Africa’s national broadcaster SABC on Thursday, May 13, 2021 that the late president Mugabe was buried according to his wishes.
He said there was no dispute within the family and the matter was beyond the jurisdictions of the chief of Zvimba.