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Mugabe to get hero's burial as family settle row over his final resting place

Harare (CNN)Thousands of people including foreign dignitaries bid farewell to former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in a memorial service on Saturday.A number of current and former African leaders attended the memorial at the national stadium in Harare. Although the service was open to public, many seats in the arena remained empty as the turnout failed to match the crowds seen during the body viewing earlier this week.The current Zimbabwean leader Emmerson Mnangagwa, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, former Zambian President and freedom fighter Kenneth Kaunda and former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo all paid tribute to Mugabe, as did his wife Grace and other members of his family. "A giant tree of Africa has fallen. Indeed the b ...