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Robert Mugabe dies aged 95 | ABC News

Robert Mugabe, the controversial former prime minister and president of Zimbabwe, has died aged 95.

Confirming Mr Mugabe had died, Zimbabwe’s current President Emmerson Mnangagwa called him the nation’s “founding father”.

“Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people,” the tweet read.

Mr Mugabe led the country to independence from Britain and dominated Zimbabwean politics for nearly four decades up to his ousting two years ago.

A report on Zimbabwean news site ZimLive said Mr Mugabe died this morning in a hospital in Singapore.

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