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2019-09-14 Africa Subsaharan
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe to be buried in 30 days, at new site
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The burial of Zim-bob-we’s founding president, President Bob Muggsy Mugabe
Nonagenarian President-for-Life of Zim-bob-we who turned the former Breadbasket of Africa into the African Basket Case. Dumped in November 2017 when the Missus decided she wanted to be president, and opposed heer might against Crocodile Mnangawa Important safety tip: If your opponent goes by the name Crocodile andf your title is Shopper in Chief let him win....
, will be delayed for a month until a special site can be built at the national Heroes’ Acre monument, a family front man said Friday, the latest turn in a dramatic tussle between his family and the country’s current leader, a once-trusted deputy who helped oust Mugabe from power.

The decision to build a new resting place for the ex-leader, who died at age 95 in Singapore last week, came after consultations with influential traditional chiefs, Mugabe’s nephew, Leo Mugabe, told news hounds. The announcement followed days of controversy over where he should be laid to rest, with Mugabe’s widow, Grace, insisting on a private burial rather than the elaborate state funeral planned by the government.

"The construction will take about 30 days to complete," Leo Mugabe said. "The burial will not take place until it is finished." He said Mugabe’s body would be preserved until then.

The Heroes’ Acre monument is reserved for brass hats of Zim-bob-we’s ruling ZANU-PF party who contributed to ending white colonial rule. Mugabe oversaw its construction with North Korea
...hereditary Communist monarchy distinguished by its truculence and periodic acts of violence. Distinguishing features include Songun (Army First) policy, which involves feeding the army before anyone but the Dear Leadership, and Juche, which is Kim Jong Il's personal interpretation of Marxism-Leninism, which he told everybody was brilliant. In 1950 the industrialized North invaded agrarian South Korea. Twenty-one countries of the United Nations eventually contributed to the UN force opposing the invasion, with the United States providing around 90% of the military personnel. Seventy years later the economic results are in and it doesn't look good for Juche...
n architects atop a prominent hill, featuring a towering sculpture of guerrilla fighters. There are about 130 national heroes buried there, each on a flat surface marked by simple black marble slabs. Mugabe’s first wife, Sally, is buried there and a space next to her had been reserved for Mugabe.

But Leo Mugabe said the dear departed leader will not be buried next to his first wife. The Mugabe family and the traditional chiefs have apparently decided that a special site, elevated above the other graves, should be created for the country’s founding leader.

The wrangle over the burial highlighted the lasting acrimony between President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who helped oust Mugabe in 2017, and Mugabe’s widow, Grace, and other family members. Mnangagwa met with them to try to resolve the burial dispute and on Thursday said his government would respect the family’s wishes, adding they have "the full support of the government."

Meanwhile,
...back at the palazzo, Don Smilzo looked for an avenue of escape. The only window opened a hundred feet above the moat. The nearest of the hired assassins hold a bloody axe.
The window was looking better all the time....

Mugabe’s body was on view at Rufaro Stadium for a second day Friday. A stampede on Thursday injured several people trying to view it.

Government officials earlier said that Mugabe would be given a state burial Sunday at Heroes’ Acre accompanied by a 21-gun salute, but Leo Mugabe said that will not happen.

Posted by Fred 2019-09-14 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [270 views ]  Top
 File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats 

#1 Somewhere in here is a joke about comparing the length of construction time for this tin-pot’s monument to another as-yet un-built presidential (wanna-be tin-pot) library...
Posted by USN, Ret. 2019-09-14 11:50||   2019-09-14 11:50|| Front Page Top

#2 USN Ret, 30 days is how long it will take to make the hole deep enough to get him where he belongs, and that's with a real big excavator.
Posted by AlanC 2019-09-14 12:12||   2019-09-14 12:12|| Front Page Top

#3 Trying to decide how many seats on the Memorial Latrine above his great resting place
Posted by Frank G 2019-09-14 12:18||   2019-09-14 12:18|| Front Page Top

#4 He's in Hell no matter where the body is.
Posted by charger 2019-09-14 13:10||   2019-09-14 13:10|| Front Page Top

#5 Mugabe’s body was on view at Rufaro Stadium for a second day Friday. A stampede on Thursday injured several people trying to view it.

Everyone wants to make absolutely certain he's dead.
Posted by Secret Master 2019-09-14 16:45||   2019-09-14 16:45|| Front Page Top

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