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.