Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has died in Singapore.

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Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has died in Singapore. Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced the 95-year-old’s death with the “utmost sadness” on Friday, and called Mugabe an “icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people.”

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Robert Mugabe dead

President of Zimbabwe

@edmnangagwa

It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe (1/2)

President of Zimbabwe

@edmnangagwa

It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe (1/2)

President of Zimbabwe

@edmnangagwa

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 (2/2)

Mugabe was born near the town of Kutama on Feb. 21, 1924, when the country was known as Rhodesia. He was a schoolteacher who later built a strong profile by mounting a guerrilla campaign against the country’s British colonialist rulers, as noted by al-Jazeera.
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