Asantehemaa's Death Funeral of Asantehemaa underway [Photos]

Thousands of mourners are expected to file past her remains at the Manhyia Palace where she has been laid in state.

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The four-day burial rites for the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II is underway.

Thousands of mourners are expected to file past her remains at the Manhyia Palace where she has been laid in state.

She will be buried on Thursday night at the Breman Toyal Mausoleum (Ban mu) after a brief stopover at the Bantama Royal Mausoleum (Ban mu) where some traditional rites will be performed.

 

Read more: Nana Addo consoles Otumfuo

Nana Afia Kobi, the Asante queen, died at the age of 111. She was the biological mother of the reigning king.

Read more: Otumfuo's mother reported dead at 111

 

The thirteenth queen mother of the Kingdom passed way "peacefully at her palace on Monday November 14, 2016."

Read also: Chief of Staff consoles Otumfuo

Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II "has been the pillar of strength and a source of wisdom behind the transformational reign of His Majesty Otumfour Osei Tutu II."

 

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, former President Jerry John Rawlings, Agyekum Kufuor, John Mahama and other dignitaries are expected to commiserate with Otumfuo.

 

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