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Dead minister repatriation commences

by Staff reporter
22 Nov 2017 at 06:02hrs | Views
THE repatriation of the late Health and Child Care deputy minister Aldrin Musiiwa's body, who collapsed and died in Dublin, Ireland, on Friday while on government business, is set to begin after a postmortem was done on Monday.

Family spokesperson Joseph Musiiwa, a brother of the late deputy minister, said plans to repatriate the body were already in motion, with two relatives spearheading the process.

"At the moment, we have been informed that a postmortem was carried out on Monday though results have not yet been availed to us.

"Now the repatriation process begins and two members of the family are set to go to Dublin any day from now to assist in accordance with the laws there," he said.

Musiiwa is expected to be buried at his farm in Sanyati.

"We expect the process to take up to two weeks and burial is most likely to be at his Sanyati farm," Joseph said.

Health and Child Care permanent secretary Gerald Gwinji, who went to the Musiiwa residence to pay his respects together with some ministry officials yesterday, confirmed the developments.

"We await the results of the postmortem which was done yesterday. We expect that preparations for repatriation of the body will go smoothly so that the waiting period for the grieving family will be reduced," he said.


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