Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika will depart for Harare, Zimbabwe on Saturday to attend the funeral of former Zimbabwe president Comrade Robert Gabriel Mugabe.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mutharika will depart Kamuzu International Airport at 7:30 in the morning.
“Mutharika is expected to arrive in Harare at 08:30 in the morning and will proceed to the Funeral Service of late Mugabe,” reads the statement in part
According to CNN, late Mugabe will be buried in the country’s National Heroes Acre monument as a spat over his final resting place is settled.
Mugabe’s body is currently in a football stadium in Harare for a public open casket viewing as the country observes four days of mourning.
Thousands of Zimbabweans walked through Harare’s Rufaro Sports Stadium to pay their last respects to the late leader who died in a Singaporean hospital last Friday.
At least five people were carried away on stretchers following a stampede when thousands thronged the stadium to view Mugabe’s body.