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Zimbabwe Ex-President Robert Mugabe Dies at Aged 95

Zimbabwe Ex-President Robert Mugabe Dies at Aged 95

 

The controversial former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe is dead.

Robert Mugabe dead on 6 September 2019, after a lengthy stay in a Singapore hospital.

As one of the men who led his nation to independence from the British through then-liberation party Zanu PF, Mugabe’s legacy proved to be problematic following three decades of authoritarian rule.

His family confirmed his death to the BBC. Mr Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April.

He was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power.

Mr Mugabe’s early years were praised for broadening access to health and education for the black majority – but his later years were marked by rights abuses and corruption.

He won Zimbabwe’s first election after it secured independence from the UK, becoming prime minister in 1980.

He abolished the office in 1987, becoming president instead.

His successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, expressed his “utmost sadness”, calling Mr Mugabe “an icon of liberation”.

Mr Mnangagwa had been Mr Mugabe’s deputy before replacing him.

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