African leaders in Zimbabwe for Mugabe's state funeral

African leaders in Zimbabwe for Mugabe's state funeral

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HARARE, Sept. 11, 2019 (Xinhua) -- A portrait of the late former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is seen at Mugabe
Harare, Sep 14 (IANS) African leaders were on Saturday gathering in Zimbabwe's capital Harare as the country prepares for former President Robert Mugabe's state funeral.
More than a dozen current and former leaders, including South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, are expected to attend, the BBC reported.
Some dignitaries, including Equatorial Guinea President Theodore Obiang Nguema, have already arrived.
Incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa will address mourners at the National Sports Stadium, where thousands will wear the colours of the ruling Zanu-PF party.
Mugabe's body is now lying in state at the Rufaro football stadium in the capital before the funeral later in the day in the National Heroes Acre monument.
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