- Feb 1, 2013
For relatives such as Leo Mugabe, the former president's nephew, the manner in which he was removed from power by the army and replaced by his former deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa left a sour taste.
"He was bitter. You can imagine, the people that you trusted, the people who were guarding you, the people that were looking after your security are the same people that turn against you," he told reporters outside Mugabe's homestead in Kutama village, 85 km (52.8 miles) from the capital Harare along the Robert Mugabe Highway.
"He was very bitter and it dented his legacy, ... it was not an easy thing for him," Mugabe's nephew said on Saturday. His uncle's health deteriorated quickly after his ousting and he was hurt that those who removed him never apologised, he added.
HARARE (AP) - Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is expected to be buried next Sunday (Sept 15), state media reported.
Mugabe, an ex-guerrilla leader who became the southern African country’s first leader following independence from white minority rule in 1980, died in Singapore last Friday (Sept 6). He held on to power until he was forced to resign in 2017.
His body will arrive in Zimbabwe on Wednesday, the Sunday Mail quoted presidential spokesman George Charamba as saying.
Family members speak of the deep bitterness Robert Mugabe felt from his ousting as head of state two years ago until his death in Singapore.www.iol.co.za
There's a whole entourage of family and cling-ons living it up in Singapore, ......... no rush to go back to the sh!thole Zimbobwe, and DisGrace has no intention of cutting short the shopping trip.the return of the carcass seems very cagey and drawn out.
does zimbabwe not have a proper working mortuary to store the carcass ?
does zimbabwe not have it's own aircraft to collect the rotting carcass ?
how much more is to be squandered on pomp & ceremony to finally be rid of the dictator
They're not. They did what was expected of them. If accepting stolen goods from another country was such a heinous crime, then many countries are guilty.No sympathy from me. This hospital actually tried to prolong his life. They're evil! They accepted the money he stole from his people.
His ousting dented his legacy?Family members speak of the deep bitterness Robert Mugabe felt from his ousting as head of state two years ago until his death in Singapore.www.iol.co.za