Harare - The tussle over the final resting place of former president Robert Mugabe continued on Tuesday with his family saying they might seek a postponement of the burial to make room for more consultations.

The government wants him buried at the National Heroes Acre, a national monument built by Mugabe to bury individuals who played a sterling role in the struggle for independence. But his family is adamant he should be buried in his rural village as he was of royal blood.

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