According to sources, former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe has died aged 95.
He was said to have passed away after battling ill health. He had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April before his death.
The news was confirmed by his family and current president of Zimbabwe who announced 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.”
He served as Prime Minsiter of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017.
The former president was praised for broadening access to health and education for the black majority.
However, his successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa had expressed his utmost sadness, calling Mr Mugabe “an icon of liberation”.