- Former President J.J. Rawlings' late mother, Victoria Agbotui, has been laid in state at the Forecourt of the State House for a pre-burial service
- The burial service precedes a burial in Madam Agbotui's hometown of Dzelukope near Keta in the Volta region
- First videos have popped up showing sad scenes at the venue
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Former President Jerry John Rawlings' mother, Madam Victoria Agbotui, will be laid to rest today, Saturday, October 24, 2020.
As per the funeral arrangements released by the family, Madam Agbotui will be buried at her hometown of Dzelukope, a town near Keta in the Volta region.
Ahead of the burial at Dzelukope, Madam Agobttui has been laid in state at the Forecourt of the State House for a non-denomination burial service and filing past.
Videos from the burial service have popped up showing it to be a mainly black and white ceremony.
One of the videos has the former president arriving with his family at the service grounds. While his wife and children were dressed in all-white, Rawlings wore an all-black outfit.
Another video also shows Rawlings filing past the casket of his mother to pay his last respects.
YEN.com.gh has some of the first videos from the funeral of Madam Agbotui.
1. The arrival of Madam Agbotui's casket carried by soldiers:
2. Rawlings arrives with his wife, Nana Konadu Agyemang, to meet his children and other family members:
3. Rawlings files past his mother's casket to pay his last respect:
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Madam Agbotui passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2020.
Following her death, a government delegation led by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, visited the bereaved family to console them over their loss.
A high-powered delegation from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) led by the Party’s flagbearer, John Mahama, also called on the Rawlings family to mourn with them over their loss.
The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Nuhu Sharabutu together with his team also called on the former president.
Madam Agbotui passed away just two weeks after celebrating her birthday. Born in 1919, she turned 101 years old on Wednesday, on September 9, 2020.
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Source: Yen News