The body of the late national hero Major General Mugoba will be airlifted to his farm in Featherstone before being lifted to his rural home in Wiltshire where his parents are buried The Herald reports. The army boss died on Friday at Avenues clinic after he had been admitted for a week at the private hospital.
Major General was declared a national hero and will be buried at the national shrine on Wednesday. Speaking about the funeral itinerary, ZDF Senior Chaplain-General Colonel Joseph Nyakudya said:
The body has today (yesterday) left Commando Regiment destined for Featherstone at his farm. Tomorrow morning (today) at 9AM, they will leave the farm proceeding to their rural home in Wiltshire where Major-General Mugoba’s parents were buried. A church service will be held there and also mourners will have their lunch there.
At 2:15 PM, the body will leave Wiltshire and will be taken back to Commando Regiment mortuary. As for Tuesday, the body will leave Commando Funeral Parlour for Para Regiment where we are going to have a military funeral parade at 1400hrs. Soon after the parade, the body will lie in state at his Greendale home followed by the burial at the national shrine on Wednesday
Major General Mugoba came back home from Ethiopia last month when his health deteriorated. He survived by his wife and 9 children.
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