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Osinbajo hits Zimbabwe for Mugabe’s Funeral

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo left the country Friday for Zimbabwe to attend the funeral of former President Robert Mugabe.

In a statement issued on Friday, the media team of the vice-president said senior government officials accompanied Nigeria’s number two citizen, who would represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the event scheduled for Saturday (today).

Nigeria’s vice-president will be joining other African leaders and heads of state expected at the occasion scheduled for the country’s National Stadium in Harare.

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya are among the heads of state expected to attend the programme.

Mugabe, who was Zimbabwean prime minister and later president for 37 years, up until 2017, died last week at the age of 95 in a hospital in Singapore.

His corpse arrived the southern African country earlier this week amid tension over burial arrangement.

Osinbajo is expected back in Nigeria later on Saturday.

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