Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe dies

Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe dies

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HARARE, Nov. 1, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses a gathering in Harare, Zimbabwe, Nov. 1, 2017. Robert Mugabe on Wednesday reaffirmed his support for death penalty in the wake of increased murder cases in the country. (Xinhua/IANS)
Harare, Sep 6 (IANS) Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's first post-independence leader, died on Friday aged 95, his family told the BBC.
He died after battling ill health. Mugabe had been in hospital in Singapore since April.
He was ousted in a military coup in November 2017, ending three decades in power.
Mugabe won Zimbabwe's first election after independence, becoming Prime Minister in 1980. He abolished the office in 1987, becoming president instead.

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