Former Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma are expected to arrive in Harare, Zimbabwe, later on Friday for the funeral of the late former President Robert Mugabe.

The funeral service has been scheduled to take place on Sunday at the Heroes Acre. The 95-year-old Mugabe died last week in Singapore while receiving medical treatment.

The two former African National Congress (ANC) leaders are expected to attend a Robert Mugabe memorial lecture to be delivered by Mbeki in Durban on Tuesday.

The two former statesmen have long-standing relations with the late Robert Mugabe.

Mbeki acted as a mediator during a government of national unity with the MDC in 2009; while Zuma hosted Mugabe in South Africa several times, including for the Bi-National Commission session on 2017.

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