First Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95.
He had been hospitalised in Singapore where he had been receiving treatment since April.
Announcing his death, his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa eulogised him as an icon of liberation and a pan-Africanist.
“It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde (comrade) Robert Mugabe,” Mr Mnangagwa said in a statement on Twitter.”
” 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.”
Mugabe was ousted in a military coup in November 2017 after ruling Zimbabwe for 37 years.He is survived by his wife Grace Mugabe, 54, and four children – a daughter and three sons.
Two of his mist popular quotes
1962: “Africa must revert to what it was before the imperialists divided it. These are artificial divisions which we, in our pan-African concept, will seek to remove.
“2015: “African resources belong to Africa. Others may come to assist as our friends and allies, but no longer as colonisers or oppressors, no longer as racists.”