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Rawlings leads government delegation to Mugabe’s funeral in Harare

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Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has dispatched a Government delegation to represent Ghana at the funeral, in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Saturday, September 14, 2019, of the late Robert Daniel Mugabe, the founder and the first Head of State of the Republic of Zimbabwe.

Robert Daniel Mugabe’s, first wife was a Ghanaian, the late, well-known nationalist, Sally Mugabe, neè Hayfron from Sekondi in the Western region of Ghana.

The delegation is led by the 1st President of the 4th Republic, His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings, and includes the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Charles Owiredu; a nephew of the late Sally Mugabe, Queesy Ninsin-Imbeah and officials of the Foreign Ministry.

Robert Mugabe

Mugabe died last Friday in Singapore at the age of 95 and is scheduled to be buried on Sunday, September 15.

His body is currently lying in state at the Rufaro football stadium in the capital of Zimbabwe.

Robert Mugabe will be buried in the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare, his family says, following a row with the government of Zimbabwe over his final resting site.

Prior to the burial on Sunday, a state funeral will be held on Saturday.

Heads of states of a number of countries will be present.

 

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