Tributes Pour in As Mugabe Passes on at 95

Tributes hs continued to pour over the passage of  Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, Robert Mugabe, who died aged 95.

Mugabe whose death was confirmed by the family had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April after he was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power.

He was praised in the early years for broadening access to health and education for the black majority – but his later years were marked by rights abuses and corruption.

After winning Zimbabwe’s first election after the country secured independence from the UK to become the prime minister in 1980.

He became president in 1987 after abolishing the office.

See some of the tributes below via social media.

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