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Remembering Mugabe, See Why He Was Burried In A Steel Coffin And Not Exhumed (Photos)

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On February 21, 1924, Zimbabwean independence icon and late President Robert Gabriel Mugabe was born. Mugabe was a revolutionary and influential African politician. Many in Africa regard Robert Mugabe as a hero because of his efforts to free his country and people from colonialism, imperialism, and apartheid.

As the former president of Zimbabwe, Mugabe was a divisive figure there. A staunch supporter of black nationalism, he was an advocate for its cause. Zimbabwe was established in 1987 by Mugabe as a one-party dictatorship. He dominated Zimbabwean politics for almost 40 years. In office from 1980 until 1987, he led Zimbabwe as its prime minister. Mugabe served as president of Zimbabwe from 1987 until his death in 2017.

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe passed away on September 6th, 2019, when he was a patient in a hospital in Singapore. A state funeral was held in Mugabe's honor, making him one of the rare African leaders to get such treatment. His supposedly concrete-encased, tamper-proof steel casket cost Sh1.5 million. For fear that his remains would be exploited, Mugabe was buried in an extravagant casket, as his family had feared.

Katama village, President Mugabe's rural residence, served as the location for his burial rather than Harare's National Heroes Acre Monument. In response to a court order to exhume and rebury Robert Mugabe's remains, Grace Mugabe has taken legal action to prevent this. A traditional leader publicly shamed Grace Mugabe after she unintentionally buried her husband. The chief had his grave dug up and his remains reburied.

Grace Mugabe, the wife of longstanding Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, has filed legal documents objecting to a court order to exhume her husband's bones so that they might be reburied at a national shrine. Mugabe was laid to rest in his rural hometown of Kutama, located around 90 kilometers west of Harare, after weeks of debate about his burial location.

The government had planned to bury him in Harare's National Heroes' Acre, but his family had protested, claiming that the monument being built there would be too unique.


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