Tight security as Zimbabwe’s Mugabe gets a private burial

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Security is tight as the family of long-time Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe prepares to bury him at his rural home in Zvimba.

The funeral is a highly private farewell following a family dispute with the Zimbabwean administration that forced him from power.

Only approved guests and funeral parlour vans are allowed in Saturday, a move that goes against the local tradition that funerals are free for all to attend.

Mugabe’s family earlier had agreed to a government request to bury him at a shrine in the capital but only after a mausoleum was built to set him apart from former comrades. But the government on Thursday abruptly announced the family had changed its mind.

 

Via VOA/Reuters

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