Zvamaida Murwira Senior Reporter
The construction of a mausoleum for former President Robert Mugabe has begun. The preliminary work on the construction site is still pending.  Deputy Minister of Local Government, Public Works and Housing, Jennifer Mhlanga, said, "What the nation wants to know is that work has begun. Yes, the design is working. The costs will be known only when we have the draft. "
Secretary of Interior and Cultural Heritage, Melusi Matshiya, said they coordinated efforts with the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing.
"Yes, work is progressing, but the main ministry is that of local government, public works, and public housing when it comes to construction," Matshiya said.
A Herald news team that visited the National Heroes Acre yesterday witnessed the arrival of earthmoving equipment and personnel.
The government awarded Cde Mugabe a special prize and decided to build a mausoleum on the hill of the National Heroes Acre, where the former leader would be buried.
President Mnangagwa told reporters last Friday that Cde Mugabe would only be buried after the completion of the mausoleum 9659004] President Mnangagwa said this in the State House after he had met the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who was one of the heads of state and government who had expressed their condolences to complete the construction.
A mausoleum is a freestanding outbuilding that was erected as a memorial and encloses the burial room or burial chamber of a deceased person or deceased person.