ROBERT Mugabe dies at the age of 95 after battling ill health, it has been confirmed.


robert mugabe

ROBERT Mugabe has died aged 95 after battling ill health, it has been confirmed.

The former Zimbabwe president died in Singapore, current president Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed this morning.

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

Mugabe had led Zimbabwe in 1980 before being ousted from power after a military coup in 2017.

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.

READ MORE  Samira Bawumia inducted into the Rotary club at Accra Legon East.

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.”

READ MORE  Minority boycotts Ghana card registration on basis of irregularities

Lawyer Fadzayi Mahere 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.”

Mr. Mugabe, born 21 February 1924, was a communist and nationalist revolutionary.

In the 1970s he led a guerrilla campaign against the minority white government in what was then known as Rhodesia.

READ MORE  RIVER PRA AND OTHER RIVERS “BLEED” AS A RESULT OF GALAMASEY

In 1979, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced that the UK would officially recognize Rhodesia’s independence if it moved to a democratic majority rule.

Mugabe was elected Prime Minister the following year when his ZANU-PF secured 63 percent of the national vote


Like it? Share with your friends!

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
5
hate
confused confused
9
confused
fail fail
8
fail
fun fun
13
fun
geeky geeky
13
geeky
love love
8
love
lol lol
10
lol
omg omg
12
omg
win win
10
win
TBT Staff

TheBigTrendin is a news portal of Ajays Multimedia House duly registered under the laws of Ghana. Our team is made up of professionals who are dedicated to inform, educate and entertain our audience. We bring you daily local and international news.

Comments Below

comments

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format

LIKE WHAT YOUR'RE READING?

Subscribe to TheBigTrendin mailing list and get interesting news and updates

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.