The body of the late academic Alex Magaisa will arrive in Zimbabwe on Saturday 25 June for burial next week.
Magaisa succumbed to a chronic heart ailment on 5 June at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kent, England.
Family spokesperson Esteri Magaisa on Thursday said the date for the burial of the constitutional law expert will be announced in due course. She said:
His body will arrive on Saturday (tomorrow) around 2:30 pm and his body will go to the Nyaradzo funeral parlour.
Then on Sunday, we will have a memorial church service for his friends, family and the Big Saturday Read fans at East End Hall at the Showgrounds, Harare. This has been cleared by the police.
With regards to burial, we still want time with him as a family. As you can see, his body will arrive on a weekend and we don’t know the procedures.
We are still grieving and need time with him. In addition, we need to process a burial order first. So with regards to the burial date that will be announced later.