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BREAKING | Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Dies Aged 95

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Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, has died at the age of 95.

He died after battling ill health, his family confirmed to the BBC.

Mr Mugabe was ousted from power in a military coup in November 2017, ending his three-decade reign.

Zimbabwe’s education secretary Fadzayi Mahere tweeted: “Rest In Peace, Robert Mugabe.”

He was born on 21 February 1924, in what was then Rhodesia.

He was imprisoned for more than a decade without trial after criticising the government of Rhodesia in 1964.

In 1973, while still in prison, he was chosen as president of the Zimbabwe African National Union (Zanu), of which he 
Former Zimbabwe prime minister Robert Mugabe has died aged 95, according to multiple sources in the country.

ZimLive is reporting the death of the man who led the country during two spells from 1980 to 2017.


This led to an outpouring of tributes to the former prime minister and president, who was said to have passed away in a Singapore hospital after battling ill health.

Dewa Mavhinga, Southern Africa director for Human Rights Watch, said Mugabe's nephew told him about the former Prime Minister's death.

Mr. Mavhinga added that three ex-ministers who served in Mugabe's cabinet had confirmed the news.


Reports that Robert Mugabe has died aged 95 (Image: AFP/Getty Images)
The message confirming his death said: "Gushungo is no more. Rest in Peace Sekuru." Gushungo is Mugabe’s clan name and Sekuru means uncle".

Fadzayi Mahere the secretary for education for the opposition party MDC Zimbabwe tweeted: "Rest In Peace, Robert Mugabe.

"My response to your passing is complicated. I’m going to write a long piece.

"However, for now, deepest condolences to his family."


Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe casts his ballot in the general elections in 2018 (Image: REUTERS)

Robert Mugabe in 2008 (Image: Getty)
Controversial Mugabe was accused of vote-rigging, intimidation and embezzlement before being booted from power in 2017 after a military coup.

However, the Zimbabwean leader was given the royal treatment on his state visit to the UK 25 years’ ago, including a carriage ride with the Queen and a lavish banquet.

The invitation was extended despite his reported involvement in the deaths of 10,000 people during a crackdown of opposition parties.
Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's first post-independence leader, has died at the age of 95.

He died after battling ill health, his family confirmed to the BBC.

Mr Mugabe was ousted from power in a military coup in November 2017, ending his three-decade reign.

Zimbabwe's education secretary Fadzayi Mahere tweeted: "Rest In Peace, Robert Mugabe."

He was born on 21 February 1924, in what was then Rhodesia.

He was imprisoned for more than a decade without trial after criticising the government of Rhodesia in 1964.
Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has died, according to reports. He was 95.
According to ZimLive, the news was confirmed by two sources. He reportedly died in a hospital in Singapore on Friday Morning.
According to The Mirror, Human Rights Watch Southern African director Dewa Mavhinga revealed that credible family sources said the former leader had died.
BBC News also confirmed Mugabe's death.
Tributes started pouring in on Friday morning.
Fadzayi Mahere, Zimbabwe's Education, Sport, Art and Culture Secretary, tweeted: "Rest In Peace, Robert Mugabe. My response to your passing is complicated. I’m going to write a long piece. However, for now, deepest condolences to his family."
President Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed the news on Twitter:
President of Zimbabwe

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