Harare - The body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was expected in the country later on Wednesday, a family spokesman said, but his final resting place remained a source of mystery amid a dispute between some family members and the government.
Mugabe, one of the last "Big Men" of African politics who ruled the southern African nation for 37 years until he was ousted by his own army in November 2017, died in a Singapore hospital five days ago.
"They have left Singapore and we are expecting his body at 3:00 p.m. (1300 GMT) at the airport and he will be received by family and government," Leo Mugabe, a nephew and family spokesman, told Reuters.
Mugabe's wife Grace and Zimbabwean Vice President Kembo Mohadi are among those accompanying the body of the former leader, he added.
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.