17 heartbreaking photos from Rawlings' final funeral rites and burial pop-up

17 heartbreaking photos from Rawlings' final funeral rites and burial pop-up

The four day funeral rites of the late former president, Jerry John Rawlings was brought to an end yesterday, January 27, 2020.

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The final funeral rites was held at the Independence square other wise known as the black star square to bid him a final farewell.

The solemn state funeral held in honour of late former president from all indications was a heart breaking moment for most people especially his children.

Amina could not hold back her tears as she read a very emotional tribute on behalf of her mother who was not able to read it.

YEN.com.gh has however compiled some emotional photos from the funeral that would break your heart.

Below are some of the photos

1. Rawlings' sealed casket.

2. Pall bearers carrying Rawlings' casket.

3. The casket being placed on the gun carriage.

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4. Gun carriage being escorted out for procession to begin.

5.Casket being placed in position.

6. Casket without the Ghana flag which was earlier used to cover it.

7. The priest blessing the casket before it is lowered into the grave.

Official photos drop from Rawlings' funeral

Official photos drop from Rawlings' funeral
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8. A soldier lowering the casket containing the body of the former statesman.

Official photos drop from Rawlings' funeral

Lowering the casket
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9. Rawlings' casket lowered into the grave.

10. Kimathi being dressed with his father's military laurels

11. Children of Rawlings handed heir father's military regalias.

12. An emotional Nana Konadu being consoled by Yaa Asntewaa.

13. Son of the late JJ Rawlings, Kimathi Rawlings.

13. President Akufo-Addo approaching the Rawlings'.

14. Zanetor pouring sand on her father's casket.

14. Amina reading the tribute on behalf of her mother.

15. Dr. Zanetor Agyemang Rawlings reading their tribute.

16. Children of Rawlings walking to lay a wreath for their father.

17. Wreath laying

In a related development, the second daughter of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings, Princess Amina Agyemang Rawlings could not hold back her tears as she read the tribute on behalf of her mother.

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The words in the tribute she read, forced tears to roll down her face.

In a bid to console her, Member of Parliament for the Klorley Klottey constituency, Dr. Zanetor Agyemang Rawlings joined her on the dais to enable her complete the reading of the tribute.

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