Former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe is dead. He died in Singapore aged 95. This has been confirmed on twitter by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
According to Mnangagwa: “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.”
Mugabe had led Zimbabwe from 1980 until 2017, before the southern African country’s military ultimately booted him out in a palace coup.
ZimLive first reported the death of the former liberation leader.