Former Zimbabwean president Robert Gabriel Mugabe dies aged 95

The late Former Zimbabwean President Robert Gabriel Mugabe: Photo supplied.

JOHANNESBURG: Zimbabwe’s founding leader Robert Gabriel Mugabe has died aged 95.

According to ZimLive Mugabe died in a hospital in Singapore surrounded by family including his wife, Grace.

“Sadly, we have lost him. It’s a day we hoped would never come, but he has had a good innings and is now rested,” a former minister in Mugabe’s government said, declining to be named.

Mugabe, ousted from power in a military coup in November 2017 after 37 years in power, had been receiving treatment in Singapore since April.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa told a Cabinet meeting two weeks ago that doctors had “taken him off life support.”

“There’s nothing more they can do for him,” Mnangagwa told Cabinet, according to a minister who was present.

This is a Developing story.

The Insider Reporter


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