Mugabe’s family wins tussle with government over burial site

Zimbabwe’s longtime ruler Robert Mugabe will be buried in his home district, not at a national shrine, the government said…

Zimbabwe’s longtime ruler Robert Mugabe will be buried in his home district, not at a national shrine, the government said on Thursday, relenting to the family’s wish for a private burial three weeks after his death. Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years from independence in 1980, was a polarising figure idolised by some for his role in Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle but hated by others for overseeing a disastrous economic decline and political violence.

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