Zimbabwe ex-president, Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95. Mugabe, who was Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, died after battling ill health, his family confirmed.

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The current President of Zimbabwe announced his passing on Twitter, writing: “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe.”


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Mr Mugabe had been in hospital in Singapore since April. He was ousted in a military coup in November 2017, after being in power for over three decades.

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He served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017