R.I.P: Zimbabwe Ex-President, Robert Mugabe Is Dead

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ROBERT Mugabe has died aged 95 after battling ill health, it has been confirmed.

The former Zimbabwe president passed away in Singapore, current president Emmerson Mnangagwa tweeted this morning.

It is believed he had been receiving treatment there since April.

Mugabe had led Zimbabwe in 1980 before being ousted from power after a military coup in 2017.

Nearly four decades after the country's independence from Britain in 1980, he was regarded by many as a tyrant, willing to unleash death squads, rig elections and trash the economy in the relentless pursuit of power.

President Mnangagwa this morning tweeted: "It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe's founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe.

"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."

Lawyer Fadzayi Mahere tweeted: "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."

Mr Mugabe, born 21 February 1924, was a communist and nationalist revolutionary.

In the 1970s he led a guerrilla campaign against the minority white government in what was then known as Rhodesia.

In 1979, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced that the UK would officially recognise Rhodesia's independence if it moved to democratic majority rule.

Mugabe was elected Prime Minister the following year when his ZANU-PF secured 63 per cent of the national vote.



horizontal at 6-09-2019 06:38AM (6 months ago)
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R.I.P MUGABE
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kacylee at 6-09-2019 07:47AM (6 months ago)
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at last

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horizontal at 6-09-2019 09:54AM (6 months ago)
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Quote from: kacylee on  6-09-2019 07:47AM
at last
OMG AHAHAH
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Slimchery at 6-09-2019 11:37AM (6 months ago)
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Why Africa leaders or let me say rulers always go for treatment abroad, I wonder at 95 and former president you still go for treatment abroad, why not build even one standard hospital in your country all these years in power and not only him many of Africa president don't care about the heath of the people because they and their family can afford the treatment overseas, what a shame that a firmer president dies in another country. Shame on Africa rulers
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horizontal at 6-09-2019 12:01PM (6 months ago)
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Quote from: Slimchery on  6-09-2019 11:37AM
Why Africa leaders or let me say rulers always go for treatment abroad, I wonder at 95 and former president you still go for treatment abroad, why not build even one standard hospital in your country all these years in power and not only him many of Africa president don't care about the heath of the people because they and their family can afford the treatment overseas, what a shame that a firmer president dies in another country. Shame on Africa rulers

well said ...you see what they are doing am not mourn at all ..African leaders are eating themselves thats it..they are causes with this Xenophobic Attack..
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