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06 September 2019

Zimbabwe’s former-president, Robert Mugabe, dies at age ninety-five

Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, Robert Mugabe, has died at the age of ninety-five.

According to reports, the family of the Zimbabwe’s former-President had confirmed his death.

Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April.

He was ousted in a military coup in twenty-seventeen after thirty-seven years in power.

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 nineteen eighty but abolished the office in nineteen eighty-seven, becoming president.

Meanwhile, his successor, Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa had expressed his utmost sadness, calling Mugabe an icon of liberation.

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