Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe dies at 95

New Delhi: Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe has died aged 95, the country’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced on Friday.

“It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President… Robert Mugabe,” Mnangagwa said in a tweet.

Mugabe died in Singapore, where he has often received medical treatment in recent years, Reuters reported.

The former president was born on 21 February 1924 in what was then Rhodesia – a British colony, run by its white minority.

Mugabe, a former guerrilla chief, led Zimbabwe with an iron fist from 1980 to 2017. He was ousted in a military coup in November 2017, ending three decades in power.

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