Former Zimbabwe nationalist leader, Robert Gabriel Mugabe dies at 95, has President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa confirmed on twitter.
Mugabe has been receiving treatment in Singapore since April this year.
Robert Mugabe founded the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) in 1963, a national resistance movement, which ended the British colonial rule in 1980 in then Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).
In 1963, the formation of ZANU led to Mugabe’s arrest and consequent decade long imprisonment in Hwahwa Prison until his release by Prime Minister Ian Smith in 1974.
Mugabe continued the struggle to liberate his people for colonialsim and 1980, South Rhodesia was liberated from the British monarch and Mugabe was elected its first native Prime Minster under the ZANU’s banner.
Following the murder of missionaries in 1987, Mugabe and strong rival Nkomo joined their political entities to form the ZANU-Political Front (ZANU-PF).
He was since then haggard into multiple political controversies.
In 2000, Mugabe passed an amendment to the Constitution that made Britain pay reparations for the land it has seized from the black. This strained Zimbabwe foreign relations.
His 37 rein will be brought to an end in 2017, when he sacked his First Vice President, Emmerson Mnagagwa with widespread speculation that he wanted to make Grace, his secound wife; his successor. The army intervened by house arresting him and appointed sacked Vice President as his replacement.
Mugabe married his first wife, Sarah Heyfron 1961 while pursuing his Economics degree through correspondence courses with the University of London. Grace Ntombizodwa Marufu Mugabe would later become his second wife in 1996 following the death of Sarah in 1992.
Mugabe leaves behind him a controversial legacy. While many admire and hail him as a national hero, many will not forget the latter part of his rein that saw him turned into a dictator.
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