Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Dies At 95

Former Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, who was the first post-independence leader, has died aged 95. Before his death, Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April.

Late Mugabe was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power. His early years were praised for broadening access to health and education for the black majority, but his later years were marked by human rights abuses and corruption.

He was born in 1924, then went on train and became a teacher. In 1964, he was Imprisoned by Rhodesian government. In 1980 he Won the post-independence elections. He got Married to Grace Marufu in 1996. In 2000 he Lost referendum, pro-Mugabe militias invade white-owned farms and attack opposition supporters. 2008 he Came second in first round of elections to Tsvangirai who pulls out of run-off amid nationwide attacks on his supporters. In 2009, amid economic collapse, swears in Tsvangirai as prime minister, who serves in uneasy government of national unity for four years. While in 2017 he Sacked long-time ally Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, paving the way for his wife Grace to succeed him. November 2017 the Army intervenes and forced him to step down.

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