Robert Mugabe who was the former President of Zimbabwe has passed away at the age of 95 in Singapore, where he was seeking treatment.
Mugabe was a Zimbabwean politician who served his time as the first Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987. He then ran office as the President from 1987 to 2017.
This announcement was first made by his successor and the current President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa where he took to Twitter, to state:
“His contribution to the history of our nation and continent will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”
Robert Mugabe was initially applauded for his role in fighting for Africa’s independence against the ruling party at that time
The former president ruled Zimbabwe up to almost four decades, a total of 37 years in power
In November 2017 after being ousted in a military takeover, Robert Mugabe was placed under house arrest and forced by his political party, ZANU-PF, to step down and resign as the president.
Since then Mugabe’s health had been heading in a downward spiral and he sought treatment in Singapore.