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Monday, July 5, 1999 Published at 22:30 GMT 23:30 UK

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Picture gallery: Nkomo's funeral

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An "impi" or platoon of Ndebele warriors leads the funeral procession of the late Zimbabwean Vice-President Dr Joshua Nkomo.

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Armed members of the police Paramilitary Support Unit formed part of the heavy security presence

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A Matabele warrior leads the funeral procession into the Heroes' Acre Shrine outside Harare

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Chilly weather did not deter a huge crowd from watching the burial of the veteran nationalist politician

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Vice-President Joshua Nkomo lies in state in the Motare township near Harare prior to the state funeral

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