Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe dies at 95

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe PHOTO: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe has died aged 95 .

The death of Mugabe, who led Zimbabwe with an iron fist from 1980 to 2017 was announced by the country’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa via his verify official twitter account @edmnangagwa .

His tweets read:

“It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President… Robert Mugabe,”

“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.”

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