The late Robert Mugabe’s body arrived on 11th September 2019 in a computerized casket at Harare Airport from Singapore.
Family, friends, and citizens of Zimbabwe showed up in large numbers to receive the body of their former liberation hero despite the country’s mixed reactions over the legacy of the former President who’s 37-year rule was characterized by tyranny and economic ruin.
The former president of Zimbabwe died on Friday, 6th September 2019, at the age of 95.
Current President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa acknowledged Mugabe as a national hero and declared that official mourning would end after his burial at the National Heroes Acre, which is a hilltop shrine reserved solely for Zimbabweans who made huge sacrifices at the time of war against white-minority rule. The body is to be taken to Mugabe’s rural home before being placed in a stadium for public viewing.
Information Minister of Zimbabwe’s said Mugabe’s body would lie in state at two stadiums in Harare for three days. The former president’s burial is scheduled on Sunday.