"Mugabe was a chief and he will be buried in accordance with tradition".
Family members and officials are due to fly out from Singapore with Mugabe's body on Wednesday.
According to Leo, Mugabe was a chief hence he would be buried according to traditional rites.
Mugabe is proving as polarising in death as he was in life, as the fight over where he will be buried threatens to embarrass his successor, Mnangagwa, and deepen divisions in the ruling Zanu PF party.
It had always been expected that Mugabe would be buried at Heroes' Acre, a monumental burial place reserved for top officials of Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party who contributed to ending white colonial rule.
"I will always remember the vast, enormous contribution he made not only to the people of Zimbabwe but to the people of Africa", he said.
Where will Mugabe be buried.Zvimba?
However, the said burial which is slated for September 15 (Sunday) has been postponed indefinitely according to a family source who spoke with ZimLive.
The Sunday Mail quoted presidential spokesman George Charamba in reporting Mr Mnangagwa and family members will receive the body at the airport named after the former president in the capital, Harare.
Mugabe led Zimbabwe for 37 years before being ousted by the army in 2017.
They want him to be laid to rest in his rural Zvimba home.
Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo added that government will only talk about the full burial details when Mugabe's family arrives.
At the time, President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania told Mr Mugabe that he had inherited "the jewel of Africa", and there was much hope of a new dawn for the black majority country, formerly known as Rhodesia.
In a press statement yesterday, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa was quizzed on where Mugabe would be buried but failed to answer sufficiently.
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