Zimbabwe’s founding leader Robert Mugabe has died aged 95. Mugabe died in a hospital in Singapore surrounded by family including his wife, Grace, sources told ZimLive.
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 Breaking News. More Follows
In other news – Ace Magashule calls white people foreigners as he pleads for black solidarity
Amid the ongoing violence that is directed at black foreign nationals living in the country, the secretary-general of the ANC, Ace Magashule, has reminded people that black Africans are not the only foreigners in the country.
Speaking at a South African Student Congress (SASCO) rally at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) on Wednesday, a fierce Magashule said black people must always show solidarity with people of their own race. Read more