Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s the first post-independence leader, has been reported dead at age 95. In a tweet seen by nanansem.com was from Zimbabwe’s education secretary Fadzayi Mahere who tweeted: “Rest In Peace, Robert Mugabe.”
He was reported dead as a result of with battling ill health, by his family to the press at BBC. The family made mention of Mr Robert Mugabe been hospitalize in Singapore since April.
He was voted out from power in a military coup in November 2017, which ended his three-decade reign.
He was the first to win Zimbabwe’s first election after independence, who became prime minister in 1980. In 1987, he abolished the office to rather become president.
Mr Mugabe was born on 21 February 1924, in what was then Rhodesia. He was imprisoned for more than a decade without trial after criticizing the government of Rhodesia in 1964.
In 1973, while still in prison, he was chosen as president of the Zimbabwe African National Union (Zanu), of which he was a founding member.