A few days after his death was reported, his body was flown back to Zimbabwe from Singapore, reported The Los Angeles Times. When Mugabe’s corpse arrived, it was met by soldiers at the country’s main international airport (via CNN). Being a former head of state meant that many other leaders from around the African continent and the world would be coming to attend his funeral service.
Mugabe’s corpse would evidently make several rounds for his memorial services. First, his body would lie in state at the national stadium in Zimbabwe’s capital of Harare, per Voice of America. But then there’d be a fight over where the final resting place of his body would be. His family and the Zimbabwean government fought over where Mugabe was going to be buried. In that time, however, debate over his burial continued, and his corpse would make a stop at his native town of Kutama in the Zvimba district.