Osinbajo To Visit Zimbabwe As Mugabe’s Funeral Holds Saturday

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A State Funeral for former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, will be held on Saturday at the country’s National Stadium in Harare.

Nigeria will be represented at the event by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande said in a statement on Friday.

Professor Osinbajo would be joining other African leaders and Heads of State also expected at the occasion.

Those expected to attend include President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya among others.

Vice President Osinbajo, who would be accompanied on the trip by senior government officials, would leave for Harare on Friday afternoon and is expected back in Nigeria later on Saturday.

Late Mugabe, who was Zimbabwean Prime Minister and later President until 2017 for 37 years altogether, died last week at the age of 95 in a hospital in Singapore.

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