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Photos: Mourners view Robert Mugabe’s body

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Thousands of Zimbabweans have been viewing Robert Mugabe’s body ahead of state funeral before his burial.

The former president of Zimbabwe died in Singapore at a hospital where he was undergoing medical treatment.

He died aged 95 and has been declared a national hero by the government.

A state funeral will take place at the national football stadium in Harare then he will be buried at the Heroes’ Acre national monument near the capital, Harare.

During the week there was a stampede at the viewing of the body of Robert Mugabe at the Rufaro Stadium.

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Here are some pictures from his body viewing during the week.

Mugabe's coffin
Mugabe’s coffin arrived in Zimbabwe during the week from Singapore via a private jet. Photo: Twitter/ @namataik_
Mugabe's body arrives home
Mr Mugabe’s body was welcomed back home in Harare by government officials. Photo: Reuters
Mugabe coffin
Soldiers taking Mugabe’s coffin from the airport. Photo: Twitter/ @jonfridaygh
Mugabe coffin
Mr Mugabe’s coffin at his Blue Roof residency in Harare. Photo: AFP
Mugabe coffin at stadium
Two of the former president’s sons, Robert Junior (left) and Chatunga (second left), and his sister, Regina Gata, were there waiting for the coffin at a stadium ahead of public viewing. Photo: AFP
Mugabe coffin carried
Soldiers in ceremonial uniform then carried the casket to its viewing place, where members of the public queued. Photo: AFP
Grace Mugabe
Wife of Mugabe, Grace at the public viewing. Photo: twitter/ @ewnupdates
Mugabe's son
One of Mugabe’s sons. Photo: Twitter/ @davekaiyo
Mugabe viewing
People form queues to go view Mugabe. Photo: Twitter @bustoptv
Long queue to view Mugabe
Thousands have filed past the body of Mugabe. Photo: Reuters
Stampede at Mugabe viewing
Thousands have been seeking to view his coffin leading to a stampede. Photo: Twitter / @NewsSadc
Mugabe body
Many have been mourning the great Pan-Africanist who died aged 95. Photo: AFP/ Getty Images

Mugabe was born on 21 February 1924, in what was then Rhodesia.

He led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980 and has ruled the country for decades.

Mugabe was Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader but resigned from power after a military takeover in November 2017.

Robert Mugabe first served as prime minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as president from 1987 to 2017.



Source: Africafeeds.com

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