Authorities in Harare released a statement on Monday detailing how former president of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe, who died last week.
Mr Mugabe died on September 6 in Singapore where he had been receiving medical treatment since April at the age of 95.
He ruled Zimbabwe for 38 years until November 2017 when he resigned after the military placed him and wife on house arrest.
According to the memo, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said a funeral service for Mugabe will be held on Saturday in the National Sports Stadium, before his burial on Sunday.
The ministry did not indicate where Mugabe, who has since been declared a national hero, will be buried.
According to the country’s tradition, national heroes and heroines are buried at the National Heroes Acre, a hilltop in the capital Harare although families may opt for another burial place. Details are still sketchy as family members and government officials will have to agree.
In the memo, the ministry said Heads of State and Government wishing to attend the state funeral service on Saturday should arrive in Harare on Friday.
“Heads of State/Government are expected to depart immediately after the ceremony taking into consideration that Government authorities will be fully occupied with preparations for the burial service/ceremony reserved for Sept. 15.
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