Robert Mugabe, former Zimbabwean leader, dies at 95

Robert Mugabe, an icon of liberation Credit: Google Images

MUGABE’S reign ended in 2017 after three decades in power. The long-time leader of Zimbabwe who was forced to resign in 2017 after a military takeover, has died at 95. 

His successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, confirmed Mugabe’s death in a tweet today (Friday), mourning him as an “icon of liberation.” 

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Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa said that while his party, the Movement for Democratic Change, often clashed with Mugabe, “we recognize his contribution made during his lifetime as a nation’s founding President.” 

The former president died at the Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore, according to the city-state’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He had been seeking medical treatment for an undisclosed illness in Singapore in recent months. 


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