The first post independence president and former president of Zimbabwe has died at age 95.
He had been traveling regularly to Singapore to seek medical treatment but unfortunately, he died on Thursday after battling with illness, his family said.
Current president Emmerson Mnangagwa said in a statement posted to twitter: “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former president Cde Robert Mugabe.
“Cde Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a pan-African 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.”
Former president, Mugabe was born in 1924 in what was then Rhodesia, Mugabe went on to co-found a resistance movement against British colonial rule and was jailed for 10 years between 1964 and 1974.
He ruled Zimbabwe for nearly four decades, before he was forced out in military coup in November 2017.