The former president of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe passed away recently in Singapore. His body arrived in Zimbabwe a few days ago and since then people have been thronging his homestead, the blue roof, and consequently at Rufaro stadium and the national stadium for his body viewing. Here are some of the touching images at the respective places of viewing.
1Former president of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda looks distraught as he views the body of the late former president who was also a good friend of his. Zimbabwe and Zambia enjoy cordial relations and have a mutual understanding. The two countries supported each other in the days of colonial rule and subsequently after attaining independence.
2The former first lady and widow of the late former statesman sobs as former Nigerian president Olushegan Obasanjo comforts her. Obasanjo was also a mutual friend of the former president. This image has been trending online with most people expressing so much sympathy for the grief stricken widow of Robert Mugabe.
3 The president of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa bids farewell to his liberation war colleague. Emmerson Mnangagwa was the former president’s second in command having been appointed vice president. He later on took over from Robert Mugabe in late 2017. President Mnangagwa later on described Robert Mugabe as a visionary and a true son of the soil.
4Robert Mugabe’s sons put on the Zanu Pf slogan as they walk past the glaring eyes of the crowd at Rufaro stadium. Chatunga had earlier on tweeted that he was heartbroken at the passing on of his father. He said he also felt like dying. The two boys shared an unquestionable bond with their father. During his last days, Robert Mugabe had been photographed with Chatunga, wearing matching Adidas sportswear.