Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, Robert Mugabe, died at the age of 95 on September 6 2019 while in hospital in Singapore.

 

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced on Friday that his predecessor‚ Robert Mugabe‚ has died.

“It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former president‚ Comrade Robert Mugabe‚” he shared on his Twitter account.

“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 been ill for some time. Mnangagwa said in April that he had left Zimbabwe for medical treatment in Singapore.

Mugabe’s former spindoctor Jonathan Moyo was one of the first to comment.

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