The four-day burial rites for the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II is underway.
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.
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Nana Afia Kobi, the Asante queen, died at the age of 111. She was the biological mother of the reigning king.
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The thirteenth queen mother of the Kingdom passed way "peacefully at her palace on Monday November 14, 2016."
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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.