THE body of the former President Robert Mugabe arrived in Harare amid cheers and song as a legion of the Zanu PF supporters thronged the Robert Mugabe International Airport to welcome the fallen hero.
The Mugabe family were welcomed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, first lady Auxilia Mnangagwa, senior government officials and service chiefs.
Delegates and members of the politburo were also present to extend their condolences to the Mugabe family while Vice-President Constatino Chiwenga could not attend as he is still undergoing medical attention in “China”.
It was a somber mood at the airport as hundreds of party supporters clad in Mugabe regalia were present to welcome the fallen hero.
The famous Mbare Chimurenga crew was also present as they sang songs of praise for the late Mugabe.
The remains of the first executive president were taken to One Commando barracks for military prayers before proceeding to his Blue Roof residence.
There was chaos in the Central Business District causing congestion as members of the public gathered to watch the hearse as Mugabe’s body made its way to the Blue Roof.
Mnangagwa said Mugabe would be laid to rest on September 15 as previously reported by Zim Morning Post.
“The body of our founding father will be laid to rest on Sunday and the relevant ministry, Ministry of Home Affairs will announce the programme in due time,” Mnangagwa said.
Mugabe who was booted out of power in November 2017 after military intervention succumbed to illness on September 6 in Singapore where he was getting medical treatment.