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Robert Mugabe lies in state in Harare

The family of Robert Mugabe say they are shocked at not having been consulted by the government about arrangements for the funeral of the former Zimbabwean president.

Mr Mugabe died last week at 95, while undergoing medical treatment in a Singapore hospital.

His body is now lying in state at a football stadium in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare.

The body of Robert Mugabe is now lying in state at a football stadium in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe

His family and the government disagred over Mr Mugabe’s final resting place.

Mr Mugabe’s family says his body will be displayed in his home village of Kutama on Sunday night, and will be buried at a private ceremony either Monday or Tuesday.

His nephew, Leo Mugabe told the AFP news agency the burial plan was the decision of the whole family.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa had declared Mr Mugabe a national hero after his death, indicating he should be buried at the national monument.

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