Nana Addo picks Rawlings to lead gov’t delegation to Mugabe’s funeral

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has been selected to lead a government delegation to Harare to represent Ghana at the final funeral rites of Robert Mugabe on Saturday September 14, a statement from the presidency announced.

He will be joined by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Charles Owiredu; a nephew of the late Sally Mugabe, Mr. Queesy Ninsin-Imbeah; and officials of the Foreign Ministry.

The late Mugabe’s first wife, Sally Mugabe, neè Hayfron, was a Ghanaian.

Mr Mugabe, who was 95, died last week while undergoing medical treatment in a Singapore hospital.

His body will lie in state at the Rufaro football stadium in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, for two days as part of a state burial being given the man who has been declared “a national hero” by the ruling Zanu-PF party.

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