APM to attend Mugabe’s funeral in Zimbabwe Saturday

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President Arthur Peter Mutharika is expected to attend the funeral of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe on Saturday.

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The Malawi leader is among several international figures that have already confirmed their attendance, according to George Charamba, Deputy Chief Secretary in the Office of President and Cabinet in Zimbabwe.

Malawian Presidential spokesperson Mgeme Kalilani also told a local newspaper on Thursday, that what has remained is for the Office of President and Cabiet (OPC) to finalise logistical arrangements.

Said Kalilani: “OPC is working on the logistics and will soon issue a statement, but principally, the president is attending. So the date and departure will depend on the OPC.”


International dignitaries to attend Mugabe's funeral  include Presidents Muhammadu Buhari (Nigeria), Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Cyril Ramaphosa (South Africa) John Magufuli (Tanzania), Hage Geingob (Namibia), Mokgweetsi Masisi (Botswana), Edgar Lungu (Zambia), King Mswati III (eSwatini), Filipe Nyusi (Mozambique), President Halimah Yacob (Singapore) And Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta.

Mugabe led Zimbabwe for 37 years before being ousted by the army in 2017. He died in Singapore last week at the age of 95.


International and African dignitaries will bid farewell to the former Zimbabwe leader at a funeral on Saturday at the National Sports Stadium before final burial in his home town of Katuma.

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