Following the chaos on Thursday that led to scores of people being injured as they clamoured to view his body as it was lying in state, president Robert Mugabe received a fairly mild send-off.
This is according to images of Harare’s National Sports Stadium, which was surprisingly empty despite its 60,000-capacity. That is similar to Ellis Park Stadium’s capacity, which sits at 62,567 and more than Moses Mabhida, Cape Town Stadium and Kings Park Stadium, which all have a capacity of less than 60,000.
The lack of bums in seats at the stadium prompted people to question where his devoted following was during the ceremony.
Others believe this is a reflection of how the people of Zimbabwe truly feel about the late elder statesman, while some believe it means nothing.
Mugabe died in a clinic in Singapore a week ago and was meant to be buried by his family, within about 30 days, at the National Heroes Acre after government concludes the construction of a monument in his honour.
(Compiled by Kaunda Selisho)