President Emmerson Mnangagwa hired a private jet for Grace Mugabe’s return journey from Singapore to Harare following the death of her mother Gogo Idah Marufu, a NFP official has revealed.

In a sign of thawing relations between Mnangagwa and the family he vanquished in a military coup last November, the Zanu PF leader recently expressed his “sadness” and “sorrow” following the death of Robert Mugabe’s mother-in-law.

Idah Marufu(83) died at the Trauma Centre in Borrowdale on Friday morning last week.

She will be buried this week at the family’s Chivhu homestead.

Meanwhile, Jealousy Mawarire, the spokesperson for the opposition National Patriotic Front (NPF) and the Mugabe family went online to confirm the development and thank ED Mnangagwa for his kindness.

Said Mawarire:

“I want 2 thank President @edmnangagwa and his presidium for facilitating the travel of former First Lady Dr Mugabe back home for the funeral of Ambuya Marufu. Such a gesture is very invaluable and much appreciated.May the Lord keep you, lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.(Nu 6:24-26).”