Mugabe does not wish to be buried at the national heroes’ acre monument

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BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 26: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (not pictured) during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People (GHOP) on August 26, 2014 in Beijing, China. Mugabe is on a five-day state visit to China. (Photo by Diego Azubel-Pool/Getty Images)

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe reportedly does not wish to be buried at the National Heroes’ Acre Monument. He instead wants to be buried next to his mother, Bona, at his rural home in Zvimba, Mashonaland West province, sources say.

ZIMBABWE – MARCH 5: National Heroes Acre Monument to the war dead, Harare, Zimbabwe. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

While Mugabe seemed to make peace with President Mnangagwa following last year’s general elections, Mugabe is said to be still acrimonious and hostile towards his successor.

Mnangagwa assumed power following Mugabe’s removal from office in November and Mugabe has often referred to Mnangagwa as his “tormentor” ever since.

The government is helping Mugabe with payment of medical bills despite the sour relations between him and President Mnangagwa.

Mnangagwa said in a statement this week “Mugabe had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment for months but was responding well to medication.”

Mugabe has been hospitalized in Singapore since April.

 

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