The body of Zimbabwe’s late former President Robert Mugabe was buried in his rural village of Kutama after weeks of wrangling between his family and the government over his final resting place. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Zvimba, Zimbabwe.
His coffin, draped in the country’s flag, was carried by military pallbearers as his black-veiled wife, Grace, looked on. On display was a photo of Mugabe holding up his fist in a classic gesture of defiance, and a floral arrangement spelled out “Dad.” Many mourners wore T-shirts saying “Liberator” and “Torch bearer.”
Grace later stood motionless as the coffin was lowered into the grave and a choir sang “Remember me.”