Nicki Minaj Says She's Retiring to Start a Family
5000 Jamaicans Laid Off

Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

Robert Mugabe

Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

The overthrown dictator died in a Singapore hospital after a period of ill health. The tyrant ruled the country with an iron fist for almost 40 years before being removed in a military coup in 2017. His leadership of the former British colony was marked with bloodshed, persecution of political opponents and vote-rigging on a large scale.

The news was confirmed by current Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who said Mugabe died surrounded by his family, including wife Grace. He wrote on Twitter: ‘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.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)