East London -

Former president Thabo Mbeki and his wife Zanele have arrived in the Eastern Cape to prepare for the funeral of his mother Epainette Mbeki, SABC news reported on Sunday.

They landed at East London Airport and were quickly whisked away to Ngcingwane village in Dutywa where Mrs Mbeki will be buried.

Epainette Mbeki died on Saturday morning aged 98.

Locals and dignitaries continue to arrive at her home in Ngcingwane where she spent the greater part of her life running her business and being involved in community projects. - Sapa