No one can stop me!: Furious Minister Matemadanda lashes out – Mugabe Funeral.
Deputy Minister of Defence and War Veterans’ Affairs, Victor Matemadanda, yesterday said the late Robert Mugabe’s family had no right to bar him from attending his funeral because Government protocol allows him to.
This comes after Mugabe’s family reportedly requested that Matemadanda and Defence and War Veterans’ Affairs Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri should not attend Mugabe’s funeral.
Matemadanda said while it was not a big issue to him, the family had no right to stop him from attending the funeral.
“For as long as the family has agreed that Cde Mugabe is a national hero, they can’t stop me because Government protocol allows me to attend the funeral. They don’t know what they’re talking about.
“I will not join a fight over a dead man. Where I come from we don’t brag over the dead but we mourn them,” said Matemadanda. He said in African culture, it was taboo to fight before a family member has been buried.
“I don’t know what the elders in Cde Mugabe’s community in Zvimba say about this. But this person whose funeral they’re refusing to let me attend forgave the people who jailed and tortured him during the liberation struggle,” said Matemadanda.
“For those who may not know, when I started resisting what our leader was doing, I did not just do it. We actually spoke about it. Unfortunately, he’s gone and he’s not here to testify.
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