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JUST IN: Zimbabwe’s Ex-President, Robert Mugabe Is Dead!

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Is Robert Mugabe Dead?

, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, has died aged 95.

His family confirmed his death to the BBC. Mr Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in since April.

He was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power.

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Mr Mugabe’s early years were praised for broadening access to health and education for the black majority – but his later years were marked by rights abuses and corruption.

He won Zimbabwe’s first election after it secured independence from the UK, becoming prime minister in 1980.

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He abolished the office in 1987, becoming president instead.

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