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Mugabe's body brought home to Zimbabwe but burial place still a mystery


Mugabe's body brought home to Zimbabwe but burial place still a mystery

The body of Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe arrived at the country's main airport on Wednesday, but his final resting place ...

The former president's body arrived at Harare's Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport shortly after 1330 GMT. A military guard of honour stood at attention as the casket was removed from the aircraft, draped in the national flag and accompanied by security chiefs.

Mugabe's wife Grace, dressed in black with a black veil, was next to Mnangagwa at the airport. Also present were Mugabe’s daughter Bona and Savior Kasukuwere, a former Mugabe cabinet minister and staunch ally who has been living in self-imposed exile in South Africa since early this year.

A convoy of 4x4 vehicles with number plates bearing the letters "RG Mugabe" and the former leader's signature were also on the runway.

Mnangagwa said the body would be taken to Mugabe's palatial home in the capital, known as Blue Roof, after a detour to a military barracks for prayers.

But some of Mugabe's relatives have pushed back against that plan. They share Mugabe's bitterness at the way former allies including Mnangagwa conspired to topple him and want him buried in his home village.

The MDC said in a statement on Wednesday that it had postponed its 20th anniversary rally because of Mugabe's funeral. It said: "Notwithstanding our legendary differences with Mr. Mugabe, we have no reason to exhibit barbarity by hosting a national festivity during his funeral."

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