Former President Robert Mugabe of the country of Zimbabwe, has died at 95 years old as announced by current president President 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 posted on Twitter early on Friday.
“His contribution to the history of our nation and continent will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” he added.
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Mugabe was born on February 21, 1924 and rose to power in the 1980 elections when he took over from white control.
He had said he would rule till he was a 100 years old but due to increasing discontent among leaders and the populace, he was ousted in 2017.