Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe will be buried in a private ceremony at the Heroes’ Acre national monument near the capital, Harare, his nephew said.
Leo Mugabe, the family’s spokesman, said the burial would not take place on Sunday as had been expected.
There will be a public ceremony at Heroes’ Acre on Sunday, but he will not be buried then.
Instead, his body will be returned to his home village in Kutama where clan chiefs and relatives will be allowed to perform their own ceremonies.
Only at a later date – another Sunday which is yet to be determined – will Mr Mugabe, who died at the age of 95 last week, be finally buried in a private ceremony at at Heroes Acre.