Zimbabwe’s ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

Zimbabwe’s ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95 | 2019 GhKings.com

Zimbabwe’s former and longest serving President Robert Mugabe has been reported dead at age 95.

Robert Mugabe was Zimbabwe president from 1980 to 2017, making him the longest-serving president of the country.

Zimbabwe’s education secretary Fadzayi Mahere confirmed this when she tweeted “Rest In Peace, Robert Mugabe”.

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Mugabe who infamously claimed that “only God” could ever remove him from office was deposed in a coup in 2017, when members of his own party turned against him after he dismissed then vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa to make way for his wife, Grace.

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Even though he was once touted internationally as the hope of his nation, Mugabe left office with a grim legacy, after waging a campaign of oppression and violence to maintain power, and driving into poverty a country once known as the breadbasket of southern Africa.

Rumors swirled earlier this year about the health of the ex-president, who spent months in a hospital in Singapore.

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His first wife Sally Mugabe, was a Ghanaian who died in 1992. He was married to Grace Mugabe at the time of his death.

He is survived by four children.

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