It’s with sadness that we announce the death of the Former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Gabriel Mugabe.
The death was announced by the President of Zimbabwe, H.E. Emmerson Mnangagwa on Twitter.
Here’s how he put it out:
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.
The late Robert Mugade ruled Zimbabwe for more than 30 years until he was ousted in a coup by members of his own party in 2017.
His health since then has been in question but details regarding his condition were never made public.
We wish his family our deepest condolences. May his soul rest in perfect peace.