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Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe has died aged 95, according to multiple sources in the country.

ZimLive are reporting the death of the man who led the country in two spells from 1980 to 2017.

This led to an outpouring of tributes to the former prime minister and president, who was said to have passed away in a Singapore hospital after battling ill health.

Fadzayi Mahere the secretary for education for the opposition party MDC Zimbabwe tweeted: "Rest In Peace, Robert Mugabe.

"My response to your passing is complicated. I’m going to write a long piece.

"However, for now, deepest condolences to his family."

Human Rights Watch Southern African director Dewa Mavhinga then revealed that credible family sources say the former leaders is 'no more'.

Mugabe was booted from power in 2017 after a military coup.

Emmerson “The Crocodile” Mnangagwa, the former vice president sacked by Mugabe earlier that month, was then sworn in.