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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.

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.

Paying tribute to the nation’s hero, he said Mugabe served his people, country, and continent exceptionally, stating that he abandoned his education for the liberation struggle.
“He was a survivor of the Chimoio bombing,” he said
Mnangagwa said, “As Africa rises and takes its rightful place as a powerhouse on the world arena, there is no place for hate, division, and disunity among us, within the continent. To quote Julius Mwalimu Nyerere; “Without unity, there is no future for Africa”.
Late Mugabe before his demise was a former revolutionary leader who fought  against British imperialism. He was Zimbabwe’s prime minister between 1980 and 1987 and thereafter became president. He held onto this position until late last year.

In November 2018, after spending 37 years in power, Mugabe resigned amid wild jubilation in the country’s parliament and on the streets.

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