The nephew-in-law of late Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe praised his life's work in Singapore on Tuesday, as preparations were underway to send his body back.
The family of Mugabe was pushing back against the government's plan to bury him at the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare and wants him to be buried in his home village instead, relatives had told Reuters.
Zimbabweans have been confused about when and where they would get to pay their last respects to Mugabe since his death in a Singapore hospital on Friday, after a long illness.
Mugabe had dominated Zimbabwean politics for almost four decades since independence in 1980 until he was removed by his own army in a November 2017 coup.
Revered by many as a liberator who freed his people from white minority rule, Mugabe was vilified by others for wrecking one of Africa's most promising economies and ruthlessly crushing his opponents. (Reuters)