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Exhumation Of Mugabe's Remains: Children Withdraw Appeal

Exhumation Of Mugabe's Remains: Children Withdraw Appeal

The children of the late Robert Mugabe, a former president of Zimbabwe, have withdrawn a High Court appeal against a court ruling which barred them from contesting the exhumation of their father’s remains.

Mugabe’s three children Bona Mugabe-Mutsahuni, Tinotenda (Robert Jnr) and Bellarmine Chatunga are challenging the traditional court ruling by Chief Zvimba, born Stanley Mhondoro which ordered the exhumation of their late father and confiscation of their livestock.

Chief Zvimba ruled that Mugabe’s remains should be exhumed from their rural home in Zvimba for re-burial at the National Heroes Acre.

Prior to the appeal, Chinhoyi magistrate Ruth Moyo had ruled that Mugabe’s children had no right to appeal against a judgment handed by the traditional court against their mother, Grace.

The High Court judges of appeal in May ruled in favour of Mugabe’s children, who were challenging the exhumation of their father.

Since the magistrate’s ruling in May was already set aside on review, there was apparently nothing to deal with on appeal, hence the High Court on Thursday allowed the withdrawal of the appeal with no order of costs.

Mugabe succumbed to a long illness on September 6, 2019, in Singapore. He was 95. He was buried in Kutama, Zvimba, which is his rural home on September 28, 2019, after weeks of wrangling over his final resting place.

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Asalif 1 month ago

MaU-turns arikuitiwa on every matter concerning this family by these kids I think they are smelling the rat

Mukadota 1 month ago

Internal ZANU fights have never benefitted the POVO. People must learn to abstain from these matters. ZANU has no future. It's in the past and history books. Let's not focus on how its losing its grip. The future it can't offer matters

Gafa 1 month ago

Movhukunyura Mugabe zvodzikisa inflation here silly minds

SC 1 month ago

Are they not his children to say they "have no rights" isn't being his child a right enough?

Mukadota 1 month ago


Machiavelli 1 month ago

It appears from contributions from fellow commentators on this platform that many have misunderstood the message in the article.

In short the High Court appeal has been overtaken by events because the ruling by the Chinhoyi Magistrate was overturned on review. It means that Mugabe is not going to be exhumed. Plead the penultimate paragraph of the article

mwenewazvo 1 month ago

thank you Machiavelli,ko chirungu ibasaka iri chonetsa kuchinyora nekuchinzwisisa zvese

😍 1 month ago

@. lol true. even panombobiwa zita rake u can tell kt whoever abai**** zvaro... lol no hard feelings user name thieves😀😀

. 1 month ago

@machiaveli uri chibaba chechirungu plus law yacho kuseri. I love your arguments.


Da Truth 1 month ago

You an apple Wonderboy Machiavelli . Salute signorittas.Bravo Camaraderie.

mwenewazvo 1 month ago

Bush lawyer wemachokwadi chokwadi akaendepi uya,I miss him

welly 1 month ago

machieviella aka Bush lawyer aka sonboy chinembiri munhu hwani uyu u dd identity left thats why he shifted to Machievieli

bb 1 month ago


Laylow 1 month ago

Thanks chief

Anonymous 1 month ago

Ini hangu ndanzwa sezvanzi hazviiti kuti vana vaise appeal yecourt ruling yakanangana na Grace. Since court ruling yanga iri ya Grace the right person to appeal is Grace not her children. As for the children they can file a new court case altogether

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