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Mnangagwa pays tribute to Mugabe, as body arrives Zimbabwe
THE remains of the late former president Robert Gabriel Mugabe has arrived his home country, Zimbabwe.
Mugabe’s remains arrived at the domestic terminal of the RG Mugabe International Airport on Wednesday, the country’s Ministry of Information Publicity and Broadcasting said on Twitter @InfoMinZW.
In a series of video threads Zimbabwe’s President, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, welcomed the Mugabe family as they arrive with the body of the late former president at the airport.
The body of the late former President of Zimbabwe Robert Gabriel Mugabe is being taken to One Commando Barracks for a funeral service. pic.twitter.com/oFQ4MxBGnw
— Ministry of Information, Publicity & Broadcasting (@InfoMinZW) September 11, 2019
Mugabe reportedly died on September 6, in Singapore where he was believed to have received treatment for an undisclosed illness. Still, his death has elicited mixed reactions over the life and times of the Zimbabwe hero.
In President Mnangagwa’s remark, he said, the occasion served as a reminder for the living to guard jealousy the gains of independence and the liberation struggle.
In November 2018, after spending 37 years in power, Mugabe resigned amid wild jubilation in the country’s parliament and on the streets.