Mugabe died in Singapore, where he has often received medical treatment, according to Reuters citing a source.
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 our nation and continent will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in eternal peace (2/2)— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) September 6, 2019
Mugabe was born on 21 February 1924, and was educated as a teacher. After coming to power in the early 1980s, he established a one-party system in the country and was criticized both in Zimbabwe and throughout the world for human rights violations.
During his career, Mugabe held several leadership positions. At first, from 1980 to 1987, he was prime minister, and at the end of 1987 he became president. Also for two years, in 2015-2016, he headed the African Union.
Mugabe was removed from office in November 2017 as a result of a coup, after which he was placed under house arrest.