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Drama at Blue Roof as police stop Grace from ‘smuggling’ Mugabe’s body to Zvimba

By Margaret Matibiri

Former First Lady Grace Mugabe has clashed with government officials as she was trying to ‘smuggle’ the body of the late national hero and former president Robert Mugabe to Zvimba for burial while president Emmerson mnangagwa is away, the Zim Morning Post can reveal.

The casket of former president Robert Mugabe is carried by the presidential guard into an air force helicopter for transport to a stadium where it will lie in state, at his official residence in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. The ongoing uncertainty of the burial of Mugabe, who died last week in Singapore at the age of 95, has eclipsed the elaborate plans for Zimbabweans to pay their respects to the former guerrilla leader at several historic sites. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
The casket of former president Robert Mugabe is carried by the presidential guard into an air force helicopter for transport to a stadium where it will lie in state, at his official residence in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. The ongoing uncertainty of the burial of Mugabe, who died last week in Singapore at the age of 95, has eclipsed the elaborate plans for Zimbabweans to pay their respects to the former guerrilla leader at several historic sites. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

‘Gucci’ Grace was met by an army of Zimbabwe Republic Police officers and other officials from the ministry of Home Affairs who have the task of running the heroes’ funerals.

The Doves and Nyaradzo crews which were making way to leave the capital for Zvimba at Grace and the family’s instructions were met by police officers who stopped them in their tracks.

The Zim Morning Post has it on good record that Mugabe was to be buried this Sunday amid clashes between government, Zvimba Chiefs and the Mugabe family.

The family which had agreed to have the late Mugabe buried at the National Heroes Acre where a US$1 million mausoleum is under construction had been having second thoughts as they had approached council for permission to bury him at Blue Roof.

City of Harare denied the family permission to bury the former leader at his Borrowdale home amid fears it would devalue the affluent low density residential area.

The burial which had been scheduled for Sunday was to be conducted while Mnangagwa is in New York City where the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly is underway.

Mugabe died on September 6 and he is yet to be buried. Zim Morning Post