Zimbabwe’s long-serving president and African strong man, Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95.
The current President, Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed Mugabe’s death in a tweet on Friday morning.
Mugabe’s family also stated the former president had been travelling regularly to Singapore for treatment and died after a long battle with illness.
Mugabe was a former guerrilla chief who took power after the end of white minority rule in 1980 and he ruled Zimbabwe for nearly four decades before he was forced out in a military coup in November 2017.
Recall that on February 21, 2018, Mugabe born in 1924 marked his first birthday since his resignation.
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, Mr Mnangagwa wrote.