Jacob Zuma pays tribute to Robert Mugabe: A principled leader

Jacob Zuma pays tribute to Robert Mugabe: A principled leader

Jacob Zuma has described Robert Mugabe as a man who understood liberation's importance. South Africa's former president dubbed the late politician a 'principled leader'.

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Afrcian leaders are flocking to Harare in preparation for Robert Mugabe's funeral set to take place tomorrow.

Briefly.co.za reported that while the ceremony is set to take place on Sunday a delay with the intended burial ground had seen the former president's actual burial delayed.

Jacob Zuma, who had visited the infamous Blue Roof residence of the late leader on Friday night, had lauded him as not only a principled leader, but a man who understood the importance of liberation, reports SABC.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has also joined Zuma, along with fellow former president Thabo Mbeki to bid the politician farewell.

There has been much confusion following the death of Mugabe, with the state and his family indicating varying arrangements for his funeral.

The state had hoped to bury the former president in Harare, while his family had been adamant that he had requested burial in his home village.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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