More details emerge about Mugabe’s tighten security coffin. The late former President Robert Mugabe was last Saturday buried in a centimetre-thick copper and steel, a square-cornered casket with a five-mm thick inside glass compartment and airtight gasket, presumably meant to preserve the body.
According to Sunday News, the casket was brought into the country well before his death and has been in the custody of Doves Funeral Services, which kept it — locked — at its Harare Street and Kwame Nkrumah parlour.
Questions had been raised about the casket, with some sections insinuating the former President’s body was being shuffled in more than two coffins. Family spokesperson Mr Walter Chidhakwa last week said:
“The journalists, we thank you for being here with us. Tell your story the way you want to tell it, but we are confident that, that which we did will never be tainted by a wrong interpretation of the story.
According to sources, the automotive paint finish with three layers of clear coat casket is fitted with handles secured by inside reinforced metal strips and comes with a three-way adjustable bed frame and mattress for both tilt and height adjustments. The casket’s interiors also include a 100 per cent polyester cushioning and pillow.
A further search of similar caskets online showed that they are usually given a continuously welded bottom, including joints. It is also fitted with a polypropylene-injected moulded gasket to ensure air tightness once closed. The airtight casket keeps away insects, air or water.
Source – iHarare
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