Thursday, 12 September 2019 18:13

Image:Clement Manyathela/EWN.

Several people have reportedly been injured in a stampede at the viewing event for founding Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe.

His body has since been laid out for the public at the stadium and will later be transported to his homestead Zvimba and thousands were in attendance to pay tribute to the former leader.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared Mugabe a national hero after his death, indicating he should be buried at the National Heroes’ Acre monument.

However the plans were rejected by his family, who say the body will be displayed in his home village of Kutama on Sunday night, adding that he will then be buried in a private ceremony.