JOHANNESBURG – Former Zimbabwean revolutionary, politician and president, Robert Mugabe died aged 95 on Friday.
The former Zimbabwe president had been battling ill health and was receiving treatment in Singapore.
He served as Zimbabwean Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017.
Mugabe was ousted from power in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Robert Mugabe. Mugabe, Zimbabwean first Premier (in 1980) and President (in 1987), was born in Kutama in 1924 (formerly Southern Rhodesia).
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on twitter, “it is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe.”
“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.”