Mnangagwa declares days of national mourning for Mugabe.
Addressing journalists at the State House president Mnangagwa had this to say. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said the death of Mugabe leaves a big void in the nation.
“As we await the arrival of the remains of our dear departed icon, we pray that the good Lord grants him mercies, putting his dear soul to eternal rest. We as Zimbabweans declare days of mourning for our leader until he is buried,” said President Mnangagwa.
The President hailed former First Lady Mrs Grace Mugabe for supporting her husband until he breathed his last.
“On behalf of our nation, that of my family and on my own behalf, I wish to express my deepest, heartfelt condolences to the Mugabe family, to Amai Grace Mugabe and the children especially, on this their saddest loss. Amai Mugabe stood by her husband to the very end, thus imparting to our nation a lasting lesson on devout love and care. For that, we deeply thank her as we join her in the grief of loss and bereavement which is also ours to feel and bear,” he said.
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