Robert Mugabe Passes On

Picture taken January 31, 1985 of Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Robert Mugabe. Mugabe, Zimbabwean first Premier (in 1980) and President (in 1987), was born in Kutama in 1924 (formerly Southern Rhodesia). Largely self-educated, he became a teacher. After a short periods in the National Democratic Party and Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU) he co-found, in 1963, the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU). After a 10-year detention in Rhodesia (1964-74), he spent five years in Mozambique gathering support in preparation for independence in 1980. (Photo by LEHTIKUVA / AFP)

Zimbabwe’s Ex-President, Robert Mugabe has passed on at the age of 95 in Singapore.

The family of the Ex-President confirmed he had been hospitalized in Singapore since April this year.

The death of Ex-President Mugabe was announced on the twitter handle of current president, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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President Mnangagwa also paid a glowing tribute to the late Zimbabwean leader.

The late Robert Mugabe won Zimbabwe’s first election after independence, becoming prime minister in 1980. He later abolished the office in 1987, becoming president instead. This made him Zimbabwe’s first post-independence president.
He ruled Zimbabwe from 1980 till 2017 when the military forced him to step down as president.
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