Former President Thabo Mbeki has arrived in Harare, Zimbabwe ahead of the funeral of former President, Robert Mugabe. Mbeki is the first South African leader to arrive, with former President Jacob Zuma and President Cyril Ramaphosa also expected to attend.
Former Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma are expected to arrive in Harare, Zimbabwe, for the funeral of the late former President Robert Mugabe later on Friday.
Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe will be buried at the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare on Sunday, family spokesperson Leo Mugabe said, rowing back from comments the family made a day earlier.
Thousands of people are expected to turn out again on Friday for the viewing of the former Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe who died last Friday aged 95.
Zimbabwe’s former president, Robert Mugabe, will be buried at a private ceremony at a date still to be decided, his family said on Thursday, in an embarrassment for his successor who wants him interred at a national shrine on Sunday.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, has urged the authorities in Zimbabwe to put their differences aside and give the late and former President Robert Mugabe a decent funeral he deserves.
As Zimbabwe mourns the passing of its veteran leader, the Mugabe family and the government are at odds over burial arrangements.
Confusion is reigning as a tussle between the family of late former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and the country’s government becomes apparent. The two are at loggerheads over the arrangements for Mugabe’s funeral.
A church service is taking place at the Mugabe home in Borrowdale ahead of the transportation of the former President Robert Mugabe’s body to the Rufaro National Stadium.
Zimbawean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says his country is grieving at the passing of founding father and late former President Robert Mugabe.