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Vol 50 No 6

Published 20th March 2009


Zimbabwe

Ancestral spirits

The death in a freak car crash of Susan Tsvangirai, the wife of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, will have both political and religious consequences. Traditional Shona etiquette required that President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace attend the obsequies; Mugabe’s respectful peroration and punctilious observance of custom accorded with Shona belief and tradition.

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