President Emmerson Mnangagwa has posted 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”.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced the death of his predecessor on Twitter, saying: “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”.
The former president’s death is also being reported on the Al Jazeera news network, and on the ZimLive blog, which is reporting that he died in a Singapore hospital, surrounded by his family including his wife Grace.