Former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, is dead.
He died in Singapore aged 95 after battling ill health.
His successor, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced Mugabe demise this morning via his twitter handle.
“It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe,” he tweeted.
“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.”
Mugabe had been president of hos country for over 40 years until 2017 when he was forced to resign by the military