Notorious former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died aged 95, it has been confirmed. The overthrown dictator died in a Singapore hospital after a period of ill health. The tyrant ruled the country with an iron fist for 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.
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