Zimbabwe traditional chief orders Robert Mugabe's remains to be exhumed and reburied at heroes' shrine

A chief in Zimbabwe has ordered the exhumation and reburial of Robert Mugabe's remains at the national heroes' shrine in Harare after accusing the late leader's wife of breaking local custom by burying him at his rural home in 2019.

Mugabe, who was ousted in a coup that brought Emmerson Mnangagwa to power in November 2017, was buried at his village of Kutama after weeks of dispute with Mnangagwa's government over the place where he'll be buried.

A traditional chief in Zvimba district, which includes Kutama, said he had received a complaint from a Mugabe clan member over the manner of his burial.

After presiding over a village court last Thursday, Chief Zvimba, issued a ruling that found Mugabe's wife, Grace, guilty of breaking traditional norms by burying her husband in the courtyard of his home.Latest Post