Harare – Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s official state funeral service had it all, except the actual burial and thousands of empty seats at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.
There was drama, tears, jeers and cheers, while some fainted in the sun because of the scorching Harare heat.
President Cyril Ramaphosa was booed as he stepped up to deliver a tribute to Mugabe.
But the president managed to sway the crowd when he apologised to Zimbabweans for the violent attacks some of their peers had fallen victim to in Gauteng two weeks ago. He told the mourners that most of the victims were in fact South African.
“I stand before you to apologise for what has happened in our country,” Ramaphosa said to cheers.