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Zimbabwe's president cuts short South African trip after Mugabe's passing
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Zimbabwe's president cuts short South African trip after Mugabe's passing

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 06 Sep 2019, 11:46 am

Harare, Sept 6 (Xinhua/UNI) Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa left Cape Town, South Africa, earlier than scheduled, on Friday morning following the passing of former President Robert Mugabe, Presidential Spokesperson George Charamba said.

Mnangagwa was in South Africa since Tuesday where he was attending the World Economic Forum on Africa, which ran from Wednesday and ends Friday afternoon.

Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95, multiple sources reported Friday.

"It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing of Zimbabwe's founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe," tweeted Mnangagwa.

It is believed Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April.

Mugabe ruled the Southern African country for nearly four decades until being ousted in 2017.