Former Prime Minster and President Robert Mugabe died out of ill health in Singapore where he had been receiving treatment.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa broke the news of his death through his official Twitter handle confirming romours of Robert Mugabe’s death.
“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 eternal peace.”
The late Mugabe who is considered the founding father of Zimbabwe, ruled the South African based state for 37 years between 1980 to 2017.