Robert Mugabe: Thousands gather for Zimbabwe’s ex-leader
16 September 2019 | 8:24 am
African leaders have gathered for the state funeral of Robert Mugabe. After a week of dispute, Mugabe's family and Zimbabwean officials agreed the divisive former leader will be buried at a national heroes' cemetery.
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