Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the Ex-President of Zimbabwe, is dead. He died few hours ago.
Mugabe who was born on February 21, 1924, dies aged 95.
Mr. Mugabe was a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 before becoming the President of the country for 30 years from 1987 to 2017.
Mugabe was removed from power following a military coup in November 2017.
He died this morning after battling ill health.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed his death in a tweet this morning saying; “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe.”
“His contribution to the history of our nation and continent will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” he added.
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