Mnangagwa has designated Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Cain Mathema to lead a government delegation to Zvimba for Mugabe’s burial.
Mnangagwa is expected to arrive in Zimbabwe on Friday night from the UN General Assembly.
Mathema is expected to read a speech on President Mnangagwa’s behalf on Saturday if, according to Mugabe’s nephew, Leo Mugabe, things go according to plan.
Mugabe died on September 6 in Singapore where he was being treated for cancer. His burial was delayed as the State built a mausoleum for him at the National Heroes Acre.
Mugabe’s family later decided to snub the Heroes Acre and opted to bury his remains at Kutama Village in Zvimba.