The family had previously agreed to have his body entombed at the shrine where preparations for a special mausoleum were already in progress.
President Edgar Lungu, who was re-elected in 2016, has spoken out strongly against gay rights, despite pressure from aid donor countries.
Amnesty International had previously condemned the ‘cruel denial of travel’ putting Magombeyi’s ‘health at risk’.
An illegal gold mine has collapsed in Chad, leaving ‘around 30 dead’, officials have said.
Teachers, civil servants and workers accuse King Mswati III of draining public coffers at the expense of his subjects.
Earlier in the day, a Harare court had ruled that Peter Magombeyi should be allowed to go to South Africa for treatment.

Zimbabwean capital grapples with water shortage

Harare’s water treatment works, built more than 60 years ago, is subject to regular breakdowns, and loses about 55% of treated water through leakage.

Twelve killed in jihadist attacks in Mozambique

The so-called Islamic State group has recently claimed responsibility for several attacks, but this assertion is doubted by experts.

Mnangagwa reveals cause of Mugabe’s death

Mugabe died at a hospital in Singapore earlier this month.

Terror is on SA’s doorstep, warns terrorism expert

Terror is on SA’s doorstep, warns terrorism expert

Hammered on its home ground in the Middle East by coalition forces, IS has been looking to broaden its reach.

Tanzania suspected of Ebola cases, but refuses to provide WHO with information

In a statement on September 18, WHO said it was formally informed by the East African country on September 14 that it had no cases of the virus.

WATCH: Zimbabwe abductions: Dozens of protest leaders missing

A lawyers says there have been 51 abductions, with people ‘being brutally tortured and then dumped’.

SA brothers create app to deliver groceries hassle-free in Zim

SA brothers create app to deliver groceries hassle-free in Zim

Zimbabweans living in SA can download the app and pay at local grocery outlets, whereafter their families in Zim can collect their groceries in any of five locations.

DR Congo troops shoot dead Rwandan warlord

The FDLR was created by Rwandan Hutu refugees in eastern DRC after the genocide of Tutsis by majority Hutus in Rwanda in 1994.

Second Nigerian flight out of SA expected to take off after landing issue resolved

Air Peace is expected to take off on Wednesday after an overnight delay with an estimated 300 passengers on board.

Ramaphosa sends Radebe to Nigeria to apologise for xenophobia

‘The incident does not represent what we stand for,’ the former minister told the press.

Mugabe Memorial: Family say they weren’t expecting stadium to be ‘this empty’, citizens say work kept them away

While the Zimbabwean government and former president Robert Mugabe’s family had indicated plans to take his remains to Zvimba, his home village following his Saturday funeral, this was ditched on Sunday morning.

Mugabe’s body heads for wake in home village

Leo Mugabe said the body will spend Monday night in a village area and was expected to be driven back to Harare on Tuesday.

Former Congo minister detained for $4.3m embezzlement

Ilunga is due to be referred to a state prosecutor Monday, according to police.

Fresh fighting kills 23 in Central African Republic

Clashes between the Popular Front for the Renaissance of the Central African Republic and the Movement of Central African Freedom Fighters for Justice took place in Birao, near the Sudanese border.

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