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Robert Mugabe’s Body Arrives Home from Singapore

The body of Robert Mugabe has arrived back in Zimbabwe after a private flight from Singapore, where he died last week aged 95.

Mr Mugabe was Zimbabwe’s first leader after the country became independent in 1980. He held on to power for almost four decades before being ousted in a coup in 2017.

He will be buried on Sunday after a state funeral on Saturday.

However, his final resting place remains in doubt.

The specially chartered flight carrying Mr Mugabe’s body landed at about 13:30 GMT. He had been receiving hospital treatment in Singapore.

A convoy of vehicles with “RG Mugabe” number plates was seen next to the runway and a crowd of people, some wearing the former president’s image on T-shirts, awaited the arrival of the plane.

Mr Mugabe’s wife Grace was also on the flight, the ex-president’s nephew, Leo Mugabe, said.

The body has now been taken to the family home known as the “Blue Roof” in Harare.

What are the funeral plans?

On Thursday and Friday, Mr Mugabe is due to lie in state at Rufaro Stadium, in Mbare township in Harare, where he was sworn in as Zimbabwe’s first prime minister after independence from the UK in 1980.

His official state funeral will take place on Saturday at the 60,000-seat National Sports Stadium in Harare.

But the BBC’s Shingai Nyoka in Harare says the former strongman remains as controversial in death as he was in life.

The government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared him a “national hero” for his role in helping Zimbabwe gain independence, and a grave has been reserved at Heroes’ Acre, a shrine in Harare for all those who fought against colonial rule.

But reports suggest Mr Mugabe did not want those who ousted him from power to preside over his funeral and so he might instead be buried at his rural home in a private event.

(Source: BBC)

37 Comments

  1. Ben mwila

    Let the here’s wish be granted

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  2. Kedrick

    You fought a good fight PAPA, Rest in peace.

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  3. Wallen

    Rest in peace

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  4. Kennedy

    MYSRIP
    Mr Mugabe, the Hero of Zimbabwe RIP

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  5. Central power

    Rest in Peace sekulu

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  6. Impyakusu ichinyo

    Stop praising a dictator a evil doer who wanted to be in power forever who destroyed the economy of Zimbabwe atase no need of putting him in the coffin just throw him in River so that the crocodiles can feed on his expired dick

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    • yokosa

      Kkkkkkkk l agree with you my dear. why waste your time to wish such person who killed so many people.

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  7. CHIMUKA SIAMATIKA

    I will judge you not grand rip

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    • Martin Mushokabanji

      Sad indeed. The great have fallen, the mighty are gone. Rest in peace comrade Bob

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  8. Ignatius Maingwe

    Rest in peace veteran leader

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  9. Joseph

    Rest in peace Mr R. G. Mugabe. It’s been a long journey, age 95.

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  10. Blue z

    Rest in internal peace

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  11. Ab

    The hero of Zimbabwe and the father of zimbabwe rest in peace……

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  12. Grant

    Dictator may you rest in peace

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  13. Eugene kafwan

    Rest in peace hero of zibw

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  14. MULENGA KAYULA

    REST IN PEACE PAPA YOU WAS A HERO OF AFRICA NOT JUST ZIMBABWE BUT THE AFRICAN NATIONS… AND MR GREET MR MANDELA KU HEAVEN

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  15. Eddie earstern

    My regards goes to all Zimbabweian RM rest in peace

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  16. happy hearts

    RIP

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  17. Kicks

    That was not coup iwe, the man was just advised to resign by the defence force, did they take over power, and staged that coup if it was? Let the heroe go in peace, i salute you sekuru Robert Mugabe, R I P.

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  18. J hone plush kaunda,

    Rest in peace baba.

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  19. Malumbo Lungu

    According to Hindu when a person dies the atmah continue to live.

    -For christians the spirit goes back to the owner God.But when the person dies in sin,his soul goes straight to Hell.

    So we don’t know where mugabe robart ‘Soul is as at now .

    -In Islam ,mugabe wil resurrect And jugdement shal commerce

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  20. Herv Rena

    Mugabe was a liberater but he overstayed in power,African leaders learn to leave when people are still clapping like Mandela did.

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  21. Ba eazy

    R.i.p the hero of Zimbabwe

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  22. Lawrence kawimbe

    Rest in papa

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  23. Razor

    Finally Zimbabwe will rest in peace.

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  24. Alexander snipe

    Rest in peace✌✌️✌ father
    ❤❤❤❤💕❤💕❤💕💯💯👌✌😘😘

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  25. Zero

    Mind your grammar!

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  26. hygiene man

    MYSTIC R.M

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  27. Sishekanu

    R.I.P Mugabe.
    We will always remember u! Greet 4me my presidents…mwanawas,chiluba and sata.

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  28. youngsichi

    May your Saul rest in peace😇😇😇 you’re the true Hero and a good leader

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  29. YONA RICHARD FREEMAN KAVUMBI

    R.I.P THE HERO OF ZIMBABWE

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  30. colly

    R.I.P RGM

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  31. Chris boma

    May u rest in internal peace and u be remembered always papa

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  32. Munthali lazarous

    Please people death is not same thing you can tok like this as long as you are you man been is the same way it’s not you or me or eneyone to judge let God him self judge not him it’s over wat about you think are you going to be in the same way let’s now juses is the one have power to everyone.in this would

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  33. Wback z

    R.I.P

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  34. Kenny kahyata

    May his soul rest in peace and we pray that peace shall be still in the country..

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