Zimbabweans mourn founding father Mugabe

8 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

HARARE: Zimbabweans on Saturday mourned the death of their country’s founding father Robert Mugabe but confusion swirled about when his body would be returned from abroad or when he would be buried, two years after he was toppled in a coup, reports Reuters.
Mugabe died on Friday aged 95 in Singapore, where he had long received medical treatment.
He was one of the most polarizing figures in African history, a giant of national liberation movements on the continent but whose 37-year rule finally ended in ignominy when he was overthrown by his own army in 2017. President Emmerson Mnangagwa granted Mugabe the status of national hero in a televised address on Friday, while tributes poured in from leaders from across the continent.


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