All too soon, former Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe has finally been buried after weeks of controversies upon controversies.
He was buried in a steel-lined coffin under a layer of concrete on Saturday, September 28th following a bitter dispute over his resting place between government officials, traditional leaders, and family members.
According to reports, he was buried next to his home in Kutama, Zvimba, the village of his birth, which 55 miles northwest of the capital, Harare.
His is eldest nephew, Leo Mugabe, who played a central role in the prolonged burial drama, said the coffin which brought his embalmed body to Harare from Singapore had to be changed for security reasons.
“People really are after his body or his body parts, so we wanted something that is tamper-proof. That is why the casket was changed,” he told a local radio station.
Mrs. Mugabe who was spotted in heavy black lace had made it clear to all who would listen that President Mnangagwa and his loyalists were not welcome at the burial.
She was reported to have said that had he been buried at Heroes Acre, the burial ground commissioned by her late husband and the resting place preferred by the government, she would not have been able to prevent their attendance.
See photos from the burial below;

Robert Mugabe buried in steel coffin
Robert Mugabe buried in steel coffin

Robert Mugabe buried in steel coffin
Robert Mugabe buried in steel coffin

Robert Mugabe buried in steel coffin
Robert Mugabe buried in steel coffin

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