More than 2 000 people have received former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe‘s body at the Harare’s International Airport on Wednesday afternoon. The plane carrying his body from Singapore where he died in a hospital last Friday, landed a short while ago.

Mugabe, aged 95, was receiving medical treatment in the Asian country when he passed away. President Emmerson Mnangagwa will receive the Mugabe’s body which will then be transported past a military guard of honour into the city.

Those gathered at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport says they had to be there when the country’s founding father arrives back into the country.

Meanwhile, at least 30 heads of state and former heads of state from across the world have confirmed their attendance at Mugabe’s funeral this weekend.

The likes of Ghana’s former leader John Mahama, Joseph Kabila from the Democratic Republic of Congo, China’s Xi Jinping and even former Cuban President Raul Castro. Former presidents Jacob Zuma and Thabo Mbeki, as well as President Cyril Ramaphosa, will travel to Zimbabwe for the funeral.

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