The body of the country’s founding father and national hero, former President Robert Mugabe is expected in Harare today in the afternoon, family spokesperson Mr Leo Mugabe said yesterday.
The body was initially set to be airlifted from Mugabe’s Kutama Village to Harare yesterday, but the programme changed.
In an interview yesterday, Mr Mugabe said the body will be airlifted to Harare today.
“Initially it was supposed to be airlifted to Harare today, but the programme has been changed for today.
“Church services were conducted yesterday at his rural home and another one will be conducted tomorrow (today) in the morning. Soon after lunch the body will be airlifted to Harare,” he said.
Reports have emerged that the family is considering flying the body back to Singapore for safekeeping until the government finishes building the mausoleum.
So far the family has declined to reveal where the body will be kept once it touches down in Harare.
President Mugabe is said to have left an instruction that Grace Mugabe should never lose sight of his body until it’s buried.