Robert Gabriel Mugabe born on 21st February 1924 was a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017.
He chaired the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) group from 1975 to 1980 and led its successor political party, the ZANU – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF), from 1980 to 2017.
Ideologically an African nationalist, during the 1970s and 1980s he identified as a Marxist–Leninist. He identified as a socialist after the 1990s.
He had been hospitalised in Singapore where he had been receiving treatment since April.
Cde Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people. His contribution to the history of Zimbabwe and continent will never be forgotten.
Mugabe was ousted in a military coup in November 2017 after ruling Zimbabwe for 37 years.
His wife Grace Mugabe, 54, and together they have three children – a daughter and two sons.