Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has on his official Twitter account, confirmed the dead of the country’s Former leader Robert Mugabe at the aged of 95.

Mugabe died in Singapore, where he has often received medical treatment in recent years, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

In November, Mnangagwa said Mugabe was no longer able to walk when he had been admitted to a hospital in Singapore, without saying what treatment Mugabe had been undergoing.

Officials often said he was being treated for a cataract, denying frequent private media reports that he had prostate cancer.

Mugabe, who ruled the southern African nation for nearly four decades since independence from Britain in 1980, was forced to resign in November 2017 after an army coup.

He was famous as an African liberation hero and champion of racial reconciliation when he first came to power, in a nation divided by nearly a century of white colonial rule.