Former Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe is dead. Until his demise, Mugabe served as prime minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as president from 1987 to 2017; He reportedly died in a hospital in Singapore in the early hours of Friday at the age of 95.
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”, his tweet read.
Emmerson Mnangagwa, the Zimbabwean current president, also confirmed the incident via his official twitter page and it read;
It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe (1/2)
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 (2/2)