Former Mines and Mining Development Walter Chidhakwa, who was representing the Mugabe family, told Government officials and Zanu PF politburo members that the family is willing to make peace in respect of incidents which led to the ousting of Robert Mugabe as president in 2017.
Speaking at the residence of Mugabe, Thursday morning, Chidhakwa said the family is peace loving as was Mugabe.
“We are a peace loving family, and we will continue to be a peace-loving family,” said Chidhakwa.
The former minister also added that they were grateful for the financial support given to the family during Mugabe’s illness until his untimely death in Singapore last week Friday.
Meanwhile, President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the same event told the Mugabe family that Government was now waiting for family’s decision on where the former president will be buried and also dismissed social media reports that the family and Government were at loggerheads concerning the burial place.
“ I want to set the record straight that we are not in any way conflicted with the family, we as Government will follow the family’s wishes as on everything, what we did yesterday was just to give our founding father a befitting heroe’s welcome.
That’s why we had to allow the family to proceed with the body to his residence.
What I want to correct again is that there are media reports claiming that 49 leaders are heading for Zimbabwe to attend a send-off service slated for Saturday.
The correct number is 11 seating heads of states have confirmed their attendance,” said Mnangagwa.
Mnangagwa however, requested for a one-on-one meeting with the former first lady Grace Mugabe, which Chidhakwa said will take place.