September 11, 2019 / 1:40 PM / 11 days ago

Plane carrying Mugabe's body lands in Zimbabwe: witness

Zimbabweans wait for the arrival of the body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to the country after he died on Friday (September 6) in Singapore after a long illness, Harare, Zimbabwe, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

HARARE (Reuters) - A plane bringing the body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe back to the country landed at its main airport on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said.

Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first leader, who ruled the southern African nation for 37 years until he was ousted by his own army in November 2017, died in a Singapore hospital five days ago at the age of 95.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe, writing by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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