Robert Mugabe To Be Exhumed & Reburied: Zimbabweans React To Shocking Proposal
The late former President Robert Mugabe is making headlines from the grave despite having been buried more than 18 months ago. Mugabe is trending on social media after traditional leader, Chief Zvimba said he must be exhumed and reburied.
Chief Zvimba has charged Mugabe’s widow Grace with improperly burying him at his family home in Zvimba. The chief fined Grace 5 beasts and one goat for going against cultural and traditional rites by burying Mugabe at his homestead and summoned her to appear at the traditional court on May 20, 2021.
Chief Zvimba also declared that he wants Robert Mugabe to be exhumed and reburied “according to the culture of the Zvimba people at a place chosen by his relatives and mother.”
Unsurprisingly, this issue has attracted the attention of a lot of people. Some have alleged that this is part of a deliberate ploy by the government to have Mugabe buried at the National Heroes Acre.
Others had said that this is motivated by occultism and juju. According to Mugabe’s nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, President Mnangagwa’s administration wants to get its hands on a mystic sceptre (tsvimbo in vernacular) which Mugabe is reported to have been buried with.
According to Zhuwao, some believe that this tsvimbo yaMambo gives its possessor the authority to be the ruler of Zimbabwe and will fix some of the country’s issues such as the struggling economy.
This issue has attracted a lot of varied responses from Zimbabweans on social media. Below are some of the reactions,