Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo is among three top government officials being buried at the Heroes Acre in the capital, Harare, after they succumbed to Covid-19.
The others are Transport Minister Joel Biggie Matiza and prisons chief Paradzai Willings Zimondi.
The country has recorded a surge in Covid-19 cases since the festive season.
The ministry of information has tweeted photos of the ceremony:
More than 32,000 Zimbabweans have been infected with the coronavirus since the outbreak began and more than 1,100 have died.