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.” 

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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