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    Former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe has died after battling ill health, yans understands.

    Mugabe, 95, died in Singapore, current president Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed this morning.

    It is believed he had been receiving treatment there since April.

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    Mugabe had led Zimbabwe in 1980 and again in 2017, before ultimately being booted after a military coup.

    Nearly four decades after the country’s independence from Britain in 1980, he was regarded by many as a tyrant, willing to unleash death squads, rig elections and trash the economy in the relentless pursuit of power.

    Mugabe lost the support of influential war veterans – who fought in the conflict which led to independence from Britain in 1980.

    President Mnangagwa this morning tweeted: “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. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”

    Lawyer Fadzayi Mahere also tweeted: “Rest In Peace, Robert Mugabe. My response to your passing is complicated. I’m going to write a long piece. However, for now, deepest condolences to his family.”

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