Controversies continues to emerge over the death of founding Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, even as the state battles to have him buried at Heroes Square.

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Mugabe, 95, died last Friday in Singapore and his body was flown to Harare on Wednesday. His supporters will have a chance to view his body on Thursday and Friday at a soccer stadium in the capital.

But former education minister, who later served as ICT minister Jonathan Moyo, has accused the government of hypocrisy over the planned state funeral for the nonagenerian.

Moyo, who fled to exile in Nairobi after 2017 coup, has claimed that former Chief of General Staff Constantino Chiwenga, at one point wanted Dr Mugabe to rule forever or even die in office.

According to him, General Chiwenga, who is now Vice President after appointment by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former army boss resisted attempts to have Mugabe retiring.

"In one such conversation, General Constantino Chiwenga was adamant that calls, which were then spreading and getting louder, for Mugabe to name a successor and retire were misguided because "as a founding leader Mugabe was entitled to die in office like his departed co-founders Joshua Nkomo, Simon Muzenda and Joseph Msika, who had died in office with the dignity of the office befitting a founding leader,"he said.

General Chiwenga was among those who hounded Mugabe out of office. Mr Moyo also accuses Mnangagwa, Mugabe's former deputy, of hypocrisy.

According to him, the President, who now wants to give Mugabe a descent send off, participated in humiliating the nonagenerian when he was alive.

"#InHisOwn29July2018WordsMnangagwa ousted President Mugabe in a military coup, tormented him after the coup and incredulously declared he was contesting against him in the 2018 presidential election; and now he wants to parade a charade for a tribute. God knows," he tweeted.

While the government wants Mugabe to be buried on Sunday at Heroes Square, a section of the family members wants the body to rest at his rural home in Mashonaland West Province.

Mugabe's nephew, Leo Mugabe, told BBC early this week that the former president died a disappointed and bitter man following the coup by his close allies.

"Imagine people you trusted - people that were guarding you, looking after you - [turning] against you," Leo Mugabe said.

"He was very bitter and it dented his legacy," he told the BBC from his uncle's rural home. "It was not an easy thing for him to take," he added.