Mugabe’s body believed to be leaving Singapore for Zimbabwe

SINGAPORE – A vehicle believed to be carrying the body of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has left a Singapore funeral parlour.

Police escorting the vehicle Wednesday morning said the convoy was heading to the airport.

Mugabe died Friday at a hospital in Singapore at age 95.

The ex-guerrilla chief took power in 1980 when Zimbabwe shook off white minority rule and stayed in power for decades.

Zimbabwe’s information minister said Mugabe’s body will lie in state at two stadiums in the capital for three days. His burial is scheduled on Sunday.

The Associated Press