Mugabe Buried In Low-Key Private Ceremony

The former leader of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe has been buried in his rural home Zvimba in a low-key private burial after the family snubbed the hilltop National Heroes Acre burial this week.

About 200 people attended the funeral service while family members witnessed the burial in a courtyard.

Hundreds of villagers were turned away from the Mugabe homestead as mourners were subjected to thorough security checks.

Mugabe was buried in a courtyard at the centre of the homestead. His grave is situated between two palm trees. Mourners scrambled to get into the courtyard where the 95-year-old was buried as security turned many away. A few journalists were allowed to witness the burial.

In an emotional send-off, relatives took turns to pay tribute to the former guerrilla fighter, who died on 6 September in Singapore.