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Former president of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe has died

Lisa Micheal 5 Sep 5
Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe.

The former president of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe has died, according to a tweet by the current president Emmerson Mnangagwa.

"It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe's founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe," Mnangagwa wrote.

Mugabe was the first post-independence leader of Zimbabwe.

He died after battling ill health, the BBC reported, citing his family.

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