October 18, 2019

Mugabe’s estate set for distribution

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ZTN reporter

Part of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s estate is set to be distributed on Saturday.

A family representative told ZTN the ceremony is scheduled for his rural home in Zvimba, 85 kilometers west of the capital, Harare.

The ceremony is part of Shona culture where a deceased person’s personal belongings are parceled out to his kith and kin.

Heir to Mugabe’s family “throne” commonly known as Sarapavana in Shona, is also expected to be unveiled during the rite which is often conducted a month after the burial.

“The ceremony will be very private. Just like in any family, such a ceremony is strictly for close relatives. It is not open to the public,” said the family member.

It will be interesting to know how many suits Mugabe had and who among his relatives will get the famous safari suits which the former leader wore just after independence.

Mugabe, who was declared a national hero, died on September 6 in Singapore where he was receiving medical treatment.

He was buried on September 28 at his rural home.

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