Monday, September 9, 2019

Why ED govt rushed to block foreign leaders from attending Mugabe’s burial?

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Why has this Zim government rushed to block foreign leaders from attending Robert Mugabe’s burial? By midnight last night the Mugabe family was supposed to have revealed Bob’s burial place. 
As the burial place of the late Head Of State Robert Mugabe was still to be decided Sunday evening, government has moved to bar foreign leaders from attending his burial next Sunday.
The foreign affairs ministry literally said, we will be busy after the National Sports stadium function on Saturday. Their announcement is in the official notice below.
This comes as President Robert Mugabe’s nephew, Leo said in an interview the decision on the burial place was still to be decided as late as Sunday night.
He said the chiefs are the ones who will pass the decision.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Republic of Zimbabwe presents its compliments to all Diplomatic Missions accredited to Zimbabwe and has the honour to convey the following arrangements for the funeral of the late former President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe:
1. The State Funeral Service will be held on Saturday 14 September 2019, in the morning at the National Sports Stadium in Harare. The times will be advised.
2. Heads of State/Government wishing to attend the Ceremony are advised to arrive in Harare on Friday 13 September 2019. 3. Heads of State/Government are expected to depart Immediately after the ceremony taking into consideration that Government au-thorities will be fully occupied with preparations for the burial ser-vice/ceremony reserved for Sunday 15 September 2019. 4. The full programme for the funeral service will be made available in due course. 5. The Government has block booked accommodation for 1+2 per delegation.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Republic of Zimbabwe avails itself of this opportunity to renew to all Diplomatic Missions accredited to the Republic of Zimbabwe the assurances of its. highest consideration.