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Zimbabwe's Mugabe honored at state funeral, burial delayed

Sep. 14, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (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. More than 10 African leaders and several...

Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe regains prominence for husband

Sep. 13, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The controversy swirling around the burial of Zimbabwe's founding leader, Robert Mugabe, centers on his widow, Grace, who has remained dramatically cloaked behind a heavy black veil as she succeeded in getting the country's president to scrap his plans for the ex-leader to be buried...

Zimbabwe's Mugabe to be buried in 30 days, at new mausoleum

Sep. 13, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (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...

Mourning for Zimbabwe's Mugabe marred by dispute, stampede

Sep. 12, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Controversy over where and when former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be buried and a stampede which injured several people trying to view his body marred the mourning for the deceased leader Thursday. A crowd insisting to see Mugabe's face in the partially opened casket...

Few turn out as Mugabe is returned to a Zimbabwe in crisis

Sep. 11, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's founding leader Robert Mugabe made his final journey back to the country Wednesday, his body flown into the capital amid the contradictions of his long, controversial rule. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mugabe's closest ally and vice president before joining the...

Mugabe's body heading home to Zimbabwe for mourning, burial

Sep. 10, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — The body of Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe was being returned to his homeland Wednesday to lie in state before his burial in the African nation he ruled for decades. Mugabe died Friday in a Singapore hospital at age 95. The ex-guerrilla leader took power when Zimbabwe shook off...

Workers on Mugabe's farms hope his widow will help them

Sep. 10, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

MAZOWE, Zimbabwe (AP) — At one of Robert Mugabe's farms, workers said they are pained by the death of their boss and worried about their future - and some say they are hoping his feisty wife will be their savior. The rolling, rich land of Mazowe, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of the capital, Harare,...

Correction: AF-Obit-Robert-Mugabe story

Sep. 9, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In a story Sept. 6 about the death of former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mugabe was "the first post-colonial leader of what had been British-controlled Rhodesia." In fact, a white minority government in what was then known as...

State media: Mugabe to be buried next Sunday

Sep. 8, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is expected to be buried next Sunday, 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 and held on to power until he was forced...

Mugabe to be buried at hilltop shrine in Zimbabwe

Sep. 7, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Robert Mugabe will be buried at a hilltop shrine reserved exclusively for Zimbabwe's ruling elite, an official said Saturday, as the southern African nation began several days of official mourning. Mugabe, who was 95 when he died Friday in Singapore, will be laid to rest in Harare...