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Zimbabwe: African leaders attend Mugabe's state funeral in half-empty stadium

0 15.09.2019 Инфо

M/S State ceremony for Former President Robert Mugabe, Harare
W/S People at National Stadium
M/S People at Mugabe's ceremony
M/S Guards of honour at ceremony
M/S Choir performing
W/S People at stadium
M/S Guards of honour
M/S Mugabe's coffin being carried
M/S Procession
M/S Procession
M/S Procession
M/S Coffin being put on display
M/S Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa and other officials
M/S Military band
M/S Guard of honour
M/S Coffin set up for public viewing
M/S Military Officials
W/S Attendees
M/S Guards of honour
M/S People booing South African President Cyril Ramaphosa during his speech
M/S Robert Mugabe's widow Grace Mugabe
M/S President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) Brahim Gahli
M/S Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa
M/S Emmerson Mnangagwa after paying tribute
M/S Military paying tribute
M/S South African President Cyril Ramaphosa after paying tribute
W/S Military firing
M/S Cannon firing
W/S Attendees
M/S Birds being released
M/S Crowd
M/S Attendee holding Mugabe's picture
M/S Ceremony
SCRIPT
African Heads of State and former Presidents bid farewell to late Robert Mugabe during a state ceremony held at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on Saturday, though most of the stadium seats were left empty.
A military parade took place to tribute to Mugabe and various African officials held speeches about Mugabe’s achievements in life for the nation and continent. Current South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was booed by the crowd during his speech.
Songs accompanied the ceremony as former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda, President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) Brahim Gahli, current Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, SA President Ramaphosa and other foreign dignitaries walked past the casket to pay their tributes.
Robert Mugabe was a leading figure of the independence movement that saw his country breaking away from the British rule in 1980. He remained in power until 2017 when he was toppled by his own army.
Mugabe died in a Singapore hospital at age 95 on September 6.