Former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe is dead. He died at the age of 95.
News of his death was reported in a hospital in Singapore on Friday morning.
He served as prime minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as president from 1987 to 2017.
Zimbabwe’s Education, Sport, Art and Culture Secretary, Fadzayi Mahere in his tweet confirmed the death of the icon.
“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”, she tweeted.
Emmerson Mnangagwa, the Zimbabwean president, also confirmed the incident on his official Twitter handle.
“It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe”, he said.
“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”, he concluded.