Mugabe repatriation team off to Singapore 

Source: Mugabe repatriation team off to Singapore | The Herald September 10, 2019

Mugabe repatriation team off to SingaporeInformation, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa.

Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter

A delegation led by Vice President Kembo Mohadi left Harare for Singapore yesterday for the repatriation of the remains of former President Robert Mugabe, who died there last Friday aged 95.

The delegation comprised members of the Mugabe and Marufu (the former President’s in-laws) families, Zanu-PF secretary for Women’s League Cde Mabel Chinomona and Politburo members Cdes Edna Madzongwe and Sydney Sekeramayi.

Other members of the delegation are Cde Mike Bimha, Gabriel Mugabe, Albert Mugabe and Chief Karigamombe.

Addressing a Press conference yesterday, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa confirmed the delegation’s departure. “Government has today dispatched a delegation headed by Vice President Cde Kembo Mohadi to Singapore and they are expected to accompany the body of Cde Mugabe back home,” she said.

“The body is expected in Zimbabwe at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport any time on Wednesday, 11th of September 2019. On Thursday, which is the 12th and Friday the 13th September, the body will be taken to Rufaro Stadium to allow members of the public from all the provinces to pay their last respects to the illustrious liberation war hero.

“On Saturday the 14th of September 2019, the body would be at the National Sports Stadium for the State Funeral Service where Zimbabweans and other  foreign dignitaries and members of the diplomatic corps will have an opportunity to pay their last respects to our departed hero.”

The minister said Cde Mugabe will be buried on Sunday.

“Burial is set for the 15th of September 2019, which is on a Sunday. We will certainly be giving you more updates as more information on the programme of the burial of our former President and Founding Father trickles in,” Minister Mutsvangwa.

Former President Mugabe died in Singapore after battling ill-health for some time.

He has been hailed the world over for his role in the liberation of the country and other African nations and remaining resolute in his stance against Western imperialism.

The former President was instrumental in leading the fast track land reform that resulted in his demonisation by the West and the imposition of illegal sanctions on the country.

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    Steve 2 months ago

    They need to remember the generator for the coolerbox when he gets back to Hre

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    When the Ceausescus left this planet ….they who had the decency to go rather more democratically than Mr M; the public where allowed to urinate on the bodies.
    So as to stop recent roomers of imposters they have dug them both up, to make certain they got the right couple. Whether the public exhibition of relief was repeated, has not been quoted in the press.

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    Flick 2 months ago

    “illustrious liberation war hero”. Don’t make me laugh, he was a murdering thieving terrorist and should have gone to the ICC.

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    harper 2 months ago

    What a waste of money sending a delegation! Excuse to go shopping? Any competent funeral company can prepare and ship a corpse no need for anyone from Zimbabwe to be involved. Customs clear mortal remains as a “nominal” consignment with nil value. Aptly sums up the reality.

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    Apparently 4 minutes after he breathed his last, he arrived at the Purley Gates in chauffeur driven car, with police escort. They where shut; as he had promised to arrive after his 100th year and the chauffeur had go it wrong in any case as he had been confused by the the road signs being broken. However a passing rickshaw offered to take him to his place of incarceration for ever. He tried to bribe the rickshaw coolly, with a farm without success. Arriving at the inferno he was only allowed in on the understanding that his wife would follow him soon. He has since made a number of applications to be allowed to ascend upwards using a diplomatic passport. But the administration will have non of it. In the meantime he has stolen the keys to heaven, upset the arch angel, made another angel pregnant and sold a load of real estate he did not own. Jolly good bloke upright citizen, Totally trustworthy.