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#Breaking: Robert Mugabe Dead At 95, Former Zimbabwe Leader #RIPMugabe

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe delivers a speech during a graduation ceremony at the Zimbabwe Open University, 2017.  Photo: Gett...


#Breaking: Robert Mugabe Dead At 95, Former Zimbabwe Leader
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe delivers a speech during a graduation ceremony at the Zimbabwe Open University, 2017.  Photo: Getty
Robert Mugabe Dead At 95, Former Zimbabwe Leader.

The current President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, confirmed the news on Friday.
"It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe's founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe," tweeted the president.
Mugabe "was an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people" he said.

It is believed the former leader died in hospital in Singapore after battling ill health. Mugabe often traveled to Singapore to seek medical treatment in recent years.

Born in then Rhodesia, Mugabe co-founded the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) in 1963, a resistance movement against British colonial rule.

He was jailed for anti-government comments between 1964 and 1974.

He became prime minister in 1980 of the new Republic of Zimbabwe and assumed the role of president seven years later.

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