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

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President Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Zimbabwe's late independence emblem, was born in Zimbabwe on February 21, 1924. Mugabe was an African revolutionist and a powerful politician. For helping many Africans get out of colonialism, imperialism, and apartheid, Robert Mugabe has been called a hero by many people in Africa.

Mugabe was a contentious figure in Zimbabwe. He was a firm believer in black nationalism. In 1987, Mugabe founded Zimbabwe as a one-party state. He governed Zimbabwe's politics for nearly four decades. He served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 until 1987. From 1987 through 2017, Mugabe was the president of Zimbabwe.

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe died on September 6th, 2019 in a Singapore hospital while receiving treatment. Mugabe is one of the few African leaders in history to be honoured with a state funeral. According to accounts, he was buried in a Sh1.5 million tamper-proof steel casket enclosed in concrete. Mugabe's family was concerned that his remains would be misused, which is why he was buried in such a lavish casket.

Rather than being buried in the National Heroes Acre Monument in Harare, Zimbabwe's capital, President Mugabe was put to rest at Katama village, his rural home. Grace Mugabe is fighting a court order to exhume and rebury Robert Mugabe's remains. When Grace Mugabe accidentally buried her husband, she was punished by a traditional chief. The chief ordered his body to be exhumed and put back in the ground.

Grace Mugabe, the widow of Zimbabwe's longtime ruler, Robert Mugabe, has filed court papers opposing a court order to exhume her husband's remains for reburial at a national shrine. After weeks of arguing over his final resting place, Mugabe was buried in his rural home town of Kutama, some 90 kilometres west of Harare.

His family had protested the government's plan to bury him at Harare's National Heroes' Acre, where work on a one-of-a-kind amb for him had already begun.


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