“Our position as a family is that we will not entertain this issue,” Leo Mugabe said
“We buried Mugabe and that’s all. This person who is complaining is not part of the family and we don’t know why he is doing that.”
“We don’t know why the chief is summoning Grace on his charge sheet. Grace is not a Mugabe, she is an in-law in the family and the decision to bury him was a Mugabe family decision.”
He vowed that no one would attend the court session and he cared less about a “default judgment”.
“In any case, what will happen even if the complainant wins the case? It is an exercise in futility because as far as we are concerned, we are done and nobody can force us and we cannot say he was buried in a house when we all know he was buried in a courtyard.”
“Had we gone to the National Heroes Acre he was going to be buried in a proper room they call a mausoleum and was the chief going to summon President (Emmerson) Mnangagwa over that?”
Government has distanced itself from the Mugabe family feud despite accusations that the issue was being pushed by some senior government officials who are keen on having the late nationalist’s body exhumed and buried at the national shrine.
Information permanent secretary Ndavaningi Mangwana took to micro-blogging site Twitter to say: “Whatever it is, leave us alone.”
“The junta occult comedy around the burial and envisaged exhumation of late President Mugabe continues with Mnangagwa office representative Jeremiah Moyo accompanying a team comprising Borrowdale police, Chief Zvimba’s representative and a messenger of court to Blue Roof to administer summons on Grace accusing her of “improperly” burying the late RGM (Mugabe) in contravention of some dubious chieftainship burial rites claimed by a Zanu PF DCC (district co-ordinating committee) member, Tinos Manongovere,” Mawarire tweeted.
Patrick Zhuwawo said
“Mnangagwa is taking advantage of sick Grace to exhume Mugabe’s remains. He believes Mugabe was buried with the septer that he believes will give him power.
Mnangagwa is uncomfortable with the prospects of 2023 elections.”