Jeered over attacks in South Africa, Ramaphosa apologises at Mugabe funeral

Jeered over attacks in South Africa, Ramaphosa apologises at Mugabe funeral 1

On Sep 15, 2019 43,575 1 South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was jeered and whistled at on Saturday during his speech at Zimbabwe ex-leader Robert Mugabe’s funeral before he apologised for recent xenophobic attacks. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said a final farewell at the casket of late Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe (Picture by AFP) At least 12 people have been killed this month in a surge in violence and mob attacks against foreign-owned businesses in and around Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city. A wave of jeers, boos and whistles…

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Mugabe’s body heads to Zvimba

Mugabe’s body heads to Zvimba 2

By Sharon Munjenjema and Tanyaradzwa Rusike Former President Robert Mugabe’s body is today expected to be taken to Zvimba, to afford people in his home area of Mashonaland West province a chance to bid farewell. The casket of former president Robert Mugabe is carried by the presidential guard to an air force helicopter for transport to a stadium where it will lie in state, at his official residence in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. The ongoing uncertainty of the burial of Mugabe, who died last week in…

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Last will and statement of Robert Mugabe: Chenayi Mutambasere

Last will and statement of Robert Mugabe: Chenayi Mutambasere 3

By Chenayi Mutambasere What an odd couple of weeks Zimbabweans have gone through, the most anticipated event of the last 10 years finally came to pass in something of an anti-climax. Former President Robert Mugabe The chilling coincidence of Mugabe’s death and the xenophobic attacks in South Africa perhaps spelling out his legacy more than any Zimblogger could possibly put in words.    Being born free named especially after independence Chenayimoyo Zimbabweyauya –   my diaspora living parents named me as  a resounding message to family left behind in the former…

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Mugabe honored at state funeral, burial delayed – PICTURES

Mugabe honored at state funeral, burial delayed – PICTURES 4

By Andrew Meldrum and Farai Mutsaka | AP | African heads of state joined thousands of Zimbabweans at a state funeral Saturday for Zimbabwe’s founding president, Robert Mugabe , whose burial has been delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built for his remains. Members of the public sing as they gather in the stands for the funeral service of former president Robert Mugabe at the National Sports Stadium in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. African heads of state and envoys are…

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Foreign leaders, supporters bid farewell to Zimbabwe’s Mugabe

Foreign leaders, supporters bid farewell to Zimbabwe’s Mugabe 5

By Alexander Winning | Reuters | Foreign leaders, supporters and ordinary citizens were attending the state funeral on Saturday of Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe, after a week of disputes over his burial that threatened to embarrass his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The casket of former president Robert Mugabe is carried by the presidential guard to an air force helicopter for transport to a stadium where it will lie in state, at his official residence in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. The ongoing uncertainty of the burial of…

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Mugabe to be buried in 30 days, at new mausoleum

Mugabe to be buried in 30 days, at new mausoleum 6

By Andrew Meldrum | AP | The burial of Zimbabwe’s founding president, President Robert Mugabe , will be delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built at a prominent spot at the national Heroes’ Acre monument, the latest turn in a dramatic tussle between his family and the country’s current leader, a once-trusted deputy who helped oust Mugabe from power. A mourner weeps after viewing the coffin with former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at the Rufaro Stadium in Harare, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, where the…

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Gideon Gono clarifies Mugabe burial

Gideon Gono clarifies Mugabe burial 7

Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono, a close friend to the Mugabe family, has clarified that Sunday’s burial of former President Robert Mugabe is not a private event. Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono, a close friend to the Mugabe family Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono, a close friend to the Mugabe family Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono, a close friend to the Mugabe family Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono, a close friend to the Mugabe family…

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Mugabe to be buried at national Heroes’ Acre, family says

Mugabe to be buried at national Heroes’ Acre, family says 8

On Sep 13, 2019 46,570 By MacDonald Dzirutwe Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe will be buried at a national shrine in Harare on Sunday, the Mugabe family spokesman said on Friday, contradicting comments a day earlier which suggested the family was resisting the government’s burial plans. The body of former president Robert Mugabe arrives to lie in state inside his official residence in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Zimbabwe’s founding leader Robert Mugabe made his final journey back to the country Wednesday, his body flown into the capital…

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Mnangagwa says they will respect Mugabe family wishes on burial place

Mnangagwa says they will respect Mugabe family wishes on burial place 9

By Zvamaida Murwira President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday said no decision will be made on the funeral arrangements of former President Robert Mugabe against the wishes of his family, and assured former First Lady Grace Mugabe that she has the full support of Government. Mugabe’s wife Grace, dressed in black and wearing a veil, was next to Mnangagwa at the airport. As she left the tarmac in a vehicle behind the hearse, Grace could be seen wiping away tears and being consoled by one of her sisters. He said Government will…

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Shaun Matsheza: The persistent myth of a complex Mugabe

Shaun Matsheza: The persistent myth of a complex Mugabe 10

By Shaun Matsheza | Ilizwi263 | “A man finds a village dying of thirst, then digs a well. Soon after that he squats over it and defecates in it. Will you still thank him for discovering water?” – Mbonisi Zikhali Then President Canaan Banana and then Prime Minister Robert Mugabe I thought I was done with Bob after those tense weeks in November, 2017. I really did. I processed my feelings towards the man and relegated him to the irrelevant actor that he became in his last days. However, I…

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