Mausoleum construction work begins

Mausoleum construction work begins

Mausoleum construction work begins

Construction works for the final resting place for Zimbabwe’s founding father former President Robert Mugabe began in Harare this week.

Preparatory work for the construction of a mausoleum could be seen at the top of the National Heroes Acre with work on the design however yet to be completed.

President and First Secretary of the ZANU PF Party Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa last week highlighted that burying the late former President at the top of the hill would accord honour to the late founding father.

Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Deputy Minister Jennifer Mhlanga said the cost of the mausoleum would be known once the design was completed.

The word mausoleum derives from the Mausoleum at Halicarcassus (Turkey) where King Mausolus lies and this is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.

Notable leaders that have been buried in mausoleums include that of Laurent Kabila's mausoleum in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Heroes Square in Mozambique, Mausoleum of Late President Levy Mwanawasa, Fredrick Chiluba and Michael Sata at Embassy Park in Lusaka Zambia and Kamuzu Banda mausoleum in Lilongwe Malawi.

There are other mausoleums dotted across the world with Qianling mausoleum in China, along with 17 others in auxiliary tombs, others in India, Pakistan,

What is interesting is that Zimbabwe’s National Heroes is also considered a mausoleum. These mausoleums at least most of them have become buzzing tourist attractions where millions of tourists travel to.

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What is ZANU PF? Zimbabwe African National Union- Patriotic Front (Zanu PF) is a total Political, Indigenous Economic Emancipation and a National Liberation Movement Package for Zimbabweans by Zimbabweans prepared to shed their blood in defence of their Sovereignty at all times. Its a liberation movement which thrives on and cherishes National Unity which has created the sound condition of Peace and Security which Zimbabwe has enjoyed and a rare gift many countries dream of. Is driven by its Democratic African Values where the leadership is accountable to the membership which elected it, hence the holding of District Conferences, the Annual People’s Conference and the National People’s Congress. Aims and Objectives To establish and sustain a society that cherishes African Values and to create conditions for economic independence, prosperity and equitable distribution of wealth of the nation. To preserve and defend the National Sovereignty and Independence of Zimbabwe. To Uphold and apply fully the rule of Law, Equality before the law and Equality of opportunities for all people in Zimbabwe, regardless of race, tribe sex, religion or origin. Continue to participate in the worldwide struggle for the complete eradication of imperialism, colonialism and all forms of racism. To support and promote all effects for the attainment of the Pan African goal for the complete independence and unity of African states. To oppose resolutely, tribalism, regionalism and forms of exploitation of man by man.

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