The country’s first post-independent leader dies nearly two years after he stepped down, following 37 years in office.
Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said.
“It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe,” Mnangagwa posted on Twitter early on Friday.
“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.
Robert Mugabe: Friend to many, enemy for many, hero to many, villain for many, inspiring yet annoying, Love him, hate him, he is still Mugabe. Died Aged 95