PHOTOS: Robert Mugabe Through The Years

Akinola Ajibola  
Updated September 6, 2019



Former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, died on Friday at the age of 95.

The country’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, announce the death of Mugabe who led the Southern African nation with an iron fist from 1980 to 2017.

“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 our nation and continent will never be forgotten,” Mnangagwa said in a tweet while paying tribute to his predecessor.

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Mugabe’s death drew reactions from many leaders across Africa and the world, including Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Below are pictures which capture some key moments of Mugabe’s lifetime: