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.
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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.
The arrival of Madam Agbotui’s casket carried by soldiers: