Ex-President of Zimbabwe Mugabe is dead
He died in the early hours of Friday at the age of 95.
Recall that Mugabe, the longest serving president of Zimbabwe, was forced to resign in 2017 after a 37 year rule following protracted intra party crisis.
His successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed Mugabe’s death in a tweet Friday, mourning him as an “icon of liberation.” He did not provide details.
Mugabe was born in Zvimba, 60 kilometers (40 miles) west of the capital of Harare. As a child, he tended his grandfather’s cattle and goats, fished for bream in muddy water holes, played football and “boxed a lot,”.