Former first lady Grace Mugabe Monday made a rare public appearance in Hurungwe for the burial of her friend Sarah Mahoka.
Mahoka died in a car accident few on the 17th February when her vehicle had head-on collision with a haulage truck in Buffalo Downs in Karoi. She was just 3km from home.
The late Mahoka was a key figure in G40 faction within Zanu PF.
Addressing mourners Grace said she and her family were watching those who want to exhume the late strongman remains who was buried at his rural home in Zvimba.
“I buried my husband according to the instructions he left me, those who want to exhume him, go ahead, we are watching” Mai Mugabe said.
The Mahoka, was once chairperson of the Zanu PF Women’s League in Mashonaland West province, and a staunch ally of Grace Mugabe.
A year ago a traditional chief ordered the exhumation of Robert Mugabe’s remains and their reburial at the national heroes’ shrine in Harare after accusing the late leader’s wife of breaking local custom by interring him at his rural home in 2019.
Mugabe, who was removed in a coup that brought Emmerson Mnangagwa to power in November 2017, was buried in the courtyard of his home at his village of Kutama after weeks of dispute with President Mnangagwa’s government over his final resting place.
Chief Stanly Wurayayi Mhondoro issued a ruling that found Grace Mugabe guilty of breaking traditional norms by burying her husband in his home.
Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years, died on September 6, 2019, at the age of 95.