September 8, 2019 / 4:15 PM / 12 days ago

Mugabe's funeral and burial planned for next weekend: Zimbabwe government memo

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will hold a state funeral for former president Robert Mugabe on Saturday, Sept. 14, before a burial ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 15, according to a government memo sent to diplomatic missions and seen by Reuters.

The funeral will be in Harare’s National Sports Stadium, the memo said, without specifying where the burial would be.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne; Writing by Alexander Winning

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