The late former President Robert Mugabe’s memorial service was reportedly held privately on 19 October minus some family members and traditional chiefs from the Gushungo clan.
Mugabe died on 6 September in Singapore and was buried 22 days later at the family rural home in Zvimba after a lot of back and forth between the government and his family.
It has since emerged that the former First Family actually held a memorial mass in Zvimba and distributed Mugabe’s clothes in accordance with traditional custom.
“Yes, we had the memorial service two weeks ago, on October 19, but it was a private family function. Why are you interested in knowing who attended the memorial service, is there anyone who comes to you asking details of those attending memorials at your own family events?” said Mr Walter Chidhakwa, the family spokesperson.
“You have been talking to Leo (Mugabe) all along, why are you coming to me now?