Robert Mugabe refuses to be buried at heroes acre
Ailing former President Robert Mugabe has snubbed burial at the national shrine a local weekly paper has reported.
The Zimbabwe Independent reported that Mugabe has told his family members that he does not want to be buried at Heroes Acre. He is reported to have said he does not want the current ZANU PF government to preside over his funeral.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa recently gave a state of the nation address on the health of the former strongman who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years with an iron rule.
During the bloody November 2017 coup when ZANU PF moved a motion to impeach Mugabe at the behest of the military, war veterans threatened that if Mugabe should die, he not be buried at the Heroes’ Acre because he had become a sellout
In related news War veterans in Mashonaland East have demanded to be all buried at the national Heroes Acre saying the classification of the freedom fighters is baseless as they all fought for a common cause.
A Marondera war veteran Chrispen Mashayamombe was quoted by the press saying, “When we went to war it was all about liberating ourselves and the masses. We were all equal and united in the battlefield.
Why is it now we are being classified, some as provincial heroes, some as district heroes while some are honored at ward level? This is not right. We want every war veteran to be buried at the national heroes’ acre. The hill has enough space for all of us,”