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Late Vice President’s Son Wants Father’s Remains Exhumed From National Heroes Acre

Late Vice President’s Son Wants Father’s Remains Exhumed From National Heroes Acre

ZAPU president Sibangilizwe Nkomo wants the remains of his father, the late liberation war hero and former Vice President Joshua Nkomo, to be exhumed from the National Heroes Acre in Harare and reburied in Kezi.

Nkomo said it was his father’s wish to be buried at his rural home in Kezi, Matebeleland South Province.

Speaking at Dumiso Dabengwa’s third-anniversary commemorations in Bulawayo on Monday, Nkomo said:

I am one of those people that was tasked by my father to resist his burial at the national heroes acre.

He made it very clear that he did not want to be buried at any heroes acre.

He said he wanted to lie beside his parents. This is a task that I was given and it lives with me day in and day out.

I was not able, in 1999, to fulfil his wishes because I was in the minority against the decision to bury him in Harare.

However, as an individual, I feel I still have the task, to fulfil my father’s request.

Nkomo, affectionately called “Father Zimbabwe” or “Umdala Wethu”, died on 1 July 1999 after a long battle with prostate cancer and was buried at the National Heroes Acre.

The ZAPU leader claimed that ordinary citizens are also demanding that Nkomo’s remains be exhumed from the National Heroes Acre. He said:

It is important for the nation to know that wherever we are going these days on our meet the people outreach programmes, people are asking one question: What are we doing about Joshua Nkomo’s grave in Harare?

It is not up to me to say I am going to exhume him. Yes, I can apply to the ministry of home affairs, but it’s up to the people to emphasise that they want him removed from that place. I cannot do it alone.

It is the people who make sure that they don’t want Joshua Nkomo resting with liars and thieves.

The late former President Robert Mugabe reportedly forced the Nkomo family to have Father Zimbabwe buried at the National Heroes Acre against their wish.

Ironically, Mugabe was not buried at the monumental graveyard after he reportedly instructed his family to bury his remains in a tamper-proof grave at his rural home in Kutama.

More: NewZimbabwe.com


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21 Comments

povoo 1 month ago

iwe tora zviyende ibvapo iwe 21yrs waivepi enda unotora p**** usatinyaudze


Mwenezi 1 month ago

Where were you all along.musanetsa vakafa please Siya mdara wedu azorore murugare .rip Umdala wethu Nyongolo


getto yutti kumbare 1 month ago

hatina basa nazvo isu. register to vote


new kingz 1 month ago

**** tribalism too much


Vax 1 month ago

lets try to respect the dead , ngatitambe nezvimwe haikona nevashakabvu


ABSA 1 month ago

It's 21years now


Freda 1 month ago

Siyai vakafa vazorore,focus on over things.Ndoo legacy yacho here iyoyo.


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Mazibeka 1 month ago

Yella wena sibangilizwendini. Lokhu osukutsho kungumhloLo lehlazo. wakubonangaphi ukuthi uyemba umuntu ethuneni oseleminyaka, engaka ephansi. Wawuphi iminyaka yonke le. Ungasitsheli amasimba okuthi walelwa. Nxa wayalekwa wavuma yikholokho kwaphela ku njalo. Uzama ukuthola I attention using irrelevant approach. You are useless that's why you failed to perform your father's last wishfor more than 20 years. Vele kumele ubotswe ungaqubeka ukhuluma u**** lo. Ngbedo nje lo. Usuthi I kobe. .


𝐧𝐲𝐜 𝐠𝐮𝐲 1 month ago

Thats true @chimboti pizza


Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Idea yeHeroes Acre yanga yakanaka but problem ndeyekuti makazongozadzwa maziVillain aitambudza vana vevhu


Chombo 1 month ago

You yave nothing offer Zimbabwe with you unless Party,now tying abuse your late father,let him rest he did his best,itawo zvako tione,shame shame,regai vakafa vazorore kani


🤨🤨 1 month ago

Haaaa akadii kuramba pektanga ngaasiye mudhara azorore apa


Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Unofunga airambira Mugabe agonzwikwa here😕

ndunga 1 month ago

go ahead sibangilizwe but lm sure watever they wanted to do with the remains hv been done already


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

Cde Umdala Wethu Joshua Nkomo was buried at the Heroes Acre with blessings from his family who included Sibangilizwe himself. Therefore, the courts must deal with this case meticulously otherwise the Heroes Acre will end up full of empty graves.

NYIKA INOURAIWA NE MBAVHA DZAYO.

NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA.

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE].


Nguni Royalty 1 month ago

Good decision. What took you so long vele? By right iqhawe elinjengoMqabuko was supposed to be buried among his people, emhlabeni wakibo. Let those who don't understand the significance bark in their ignorance, it won't matter as long as umdala wethu comes back to rest finally eKezi. Siyabonga


THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

Zimbabwe could be a cursed country😈😈😈


Mrs Sibangilizwe 1 month ago

Mathata awafeli


VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

Where were you all along. Nevertheless you can come and collect. Your father's remains have been used by the late RGM and exhausted all its powers. That is what we do as the Old-People's-Home


Patriot 1 month ago

Relax Sibangilizwe, build your own legacy and let your father rest in peace.


Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Musangoda kunzi mataurawo apa @Patriot😂


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