Zimbabwe’s founding leader Robert Mugabe dies at 95
President Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed the news on Twitter on Friday morning.
Mugabe passed away in Singapore where he had been seeking treatment. He had ruled the country for close to four decades.
Mugabe had been involved in the conflict which saw Rhodesia become Zimbabwe and later became president. However, after a military takeover in 2017, he stepped down from power with Mnangagwa taking over.
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 (2/2)— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) September 6, 2019