Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

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Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe died yesterday Friday, 06th September 2019 at the age of 95. The current Zimbabwe President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa announced the news on his official Twitter handle and offered condolences saying that Mugabe was “an icon of liberation and a pan-Africanist.”

Robert Mugabe was hospitalized in April 2019, making the last of several trips to Singapore for medical treatment, as he had done late in his presidency and in the months following its end. He died at the Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore, according to a senior Zimbabwean diplomat. The Singaporean Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working with the Zimbabwean embassy the arrangements for the late his body to be flown back to Zimbabwe.

Mugabe, the first post-independence leader who ruled Zimbabwe for more than three decades, was ousted from power in a military coup in 2017. In November 2017, an impeachment process against him was started by the country’s parliament, which is the only legit way to ouster a leader from their power. He resigned shortly after the impeachment process.

Politically: Who was Robert Mugabe?
Robert Mugabe was a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who at first served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017. He chaired the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) group from 1975 to 1980 and led its successor political party, the ZANU – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF), from 1980 to 2017.

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