CONFIRMED! ROBERT Mugabe has died aged 95.
President Mnangagwa confirmed Mugabe’s death 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 (1/2)
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 (2/2)
The former Zimbabwe prime minister died in Singapore, Zim Live reported. It is believed he had been receiving treatment there since April.
Nearly four decades after the country’s independence from Britain in 1980, he was regarded by many as a tyrant, willing to unleash death squads, rig elections and trash the economy in the relentless pursuit of power.