Zimbabwe’s Ex-President, Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95 in Singapore after battling ill-health.
The family of the Ex-President confirmed he had been hospitalized in Singapore since April this year.
Current President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa has also announced the death of his predecessor on his Twitter handle expressing his utmost sadness.
“It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe,” President Mnangagwa Twitter post read.
The late Robert Mugabe won Zimbabwe’s first election after independence, becoming prime minister in 1980. He later abolished the office in 1987, becoming president instead. This made him Zimbabwe’s first post-independence president.
He ruled Zimbabwe from 1980 to 2017 where the military forced him to step down as president of Zimbabwe.