The late former President Robert Mugabe’s younger son, Bellarmine Chatunga Mugabe, said that though his father lived up to the age of 95 years, to him it was not enough as they were together for only 22 years. In an interview with ZBC News at the Mugabe family’s Borrowdale home, Chatunga said:
Dad raised me for this moment and I’m not extremely saddened by it (Robert Mugabe’s death) because he prepared me and I have everything that I need in life to be able to live on and have my own family.
What I would like to say is that I miss my dad, that’s something that cannot be replaced and I feel that everyone should cherish their parents when they still have them because … 95 years were not enough for me because I only knew him for 22 years. I would have loved to have way more years, way more things to tell him.
In other news – Gideon Gono’s statement on Robert Mugabe State Funeral
Sunday’s National Heroes event is not a PRIVATE EVENT! It’s a national event. You can quote me. If there is going to be any private event, it will take place after the public send-off that will take place at the national shrine. The family would like the send off to be attended by all who can and so desire, without limitation or invitation cards as has been played out in some social media outlets.
RG was not, and can not be a private affair. He was not a village-boy. The funeral is not and cannot be a Zvimba affair alone, cannot be a Gushungo event alone, cannot and should not be a ZANU (PF) of Government affairs alone; is not and cannot be a Mugabe family event alone, is not even a Zimbabwean event alone. Read more