Late president Mugabe’s body due to leave Singapore

A police outrider leads a hearse transporting the body of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe from the Singapore Casket funeral parlour in Singapore on September 11, 2019, to head to an airport and be flown back to Zimbabwe for burial. - Mugabe, a guerrilla leader who swept to power after Zimbabwe's independence from Britain and went on to rule for 37 years until he was ousted in 2017, died on September 6, aged 95. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)

According to the event program, the body of the late and first head of state of Zimbabwe is due to depart from Singapore to his country Zimbabwe where he will laid to rest.

A private jet departed from Singapore’s international airport in the direction of Southern Africa on Wednesday morning, according to flightradar24.com, a plane tracking website.

A police motorcade was seen escorting vehicles to the airport from the Singapore Casket, a funeral parlor where Mugabe’s body was being held.

Mugabe who was ousted from power by the military two years ago was 95 when he died in a hospital in Singapore where he was undergoing treatment.

His body was expected to arrive in Zimbabwe on Wednesday at 3p.m. (1300 GMT), according to a family member, who told Reuters on Sunday.