Govt Splashes USD1 Million on Mugabe’s Mausoleum
Fresh details have emerged concerning the mausoleum where the remains of the former President Robert Mugabe, who died on September 6, 2019, will be interred.
According to Zim Morning Post, the construction plan was approved on Monday and work has begun at the Heroes Acre.
Investigations by this publication also revealed that the contract to construct the mausoleum was awarded to a Chinese company, Shanghai Construction Group, which is currently building the new Parliament of Zimbabwe.
“The mausoleum will cost USD 1 million and it will take the contractor three months to complete the structure,” the source said.
“The design was done by the Ministry of Local government, Public Works and National Housing architects,” said the source.
“The mausoleum plan has been approved, and I can tell you that this is a state-of-the-art building. It is expected to take longer than the authorities want.
Shanghai Group Project manager Cai Li Bo confirmed that his company has been handpicked to build the mausoleum.
“It is true that we are building the mausoleum and the time for its completion depends on the availability of the material,” Cai Li Bo said.
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