Zimbabwe’s founding father, Robert Gabriel Mugabe has passed on at the age of 95, from Singapore.
The former President had suffered several illnesses.
Mugabe’s death was announced by his successor and the current President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa.
“It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe,” Mnangagwa wrote on Twitter on Friday,
He added that, “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.”
Reports say that Mugabe has been battling several illnesses and has been undergoing treatment in Singapore since April this year.
Mugabe became Zimbabwe’s first president since independence in 1987 and ruled the country up to 2017 when he was ousted and replaced by his former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.