Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle and long-time leader, Robert Mugabe, died in Singapore where he was getting medical treatment.
September 6, 2019
Former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, passed away at the age of 95.
He had been in hospital in Singapore since April of this year.
Robert Mugabe was a liberation fighter and led Zimbabwe to independence, and has led the country for over 37 years until 2017 when he was replaced by his former vice president Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa.
President Mnangagwa tweeted on Friday :
It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe … Cde Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people. His contribution to the history of our nation and continent will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in eternal peace
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