Thursday, 26 September 2019 21:44

Zimbabwe has announced that former president Robert Mugabe would be buried at his home village in Zvimba as requested by his family.

The government said the family of the former leader "has expressed its desire to proceed with his burial in Zvimba"

"In line with the government policy to respect the wishes of families of deceased heroes, government is cooperating with the Mugabe family in their new position," the information ministry said in a statement.

Nick Mangwana, permanent secretary at the ministry, told Reuters News Agency that his understanding was that the burial would take place on Saturday during a private ceremony.