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Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe died of cancer

Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe died from cancer after his chemotherapy treatment was stopped, the country’s state-run newspaper quoted his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying.

The president gave two reasons for why doctors in Singapore had stopped the treatment:

Because of age and also because cancer had spread and it was not helping anymore.”

The 95-year-old former leader, who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years from independence until he was ousted in a coup in November 2017, died earlier this month in Singapore, where he had been in the hospital for several months.

He will be buried in a mausoleum still under construction at Heroes Acre – a hilltop shrine just outside the capital, Harare, where many of the country’s most prominent liberation fighters have been laid to rest.

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The wooden structure at Precious Talent Top School collapsed just minutes after the start of the school day on Monday.

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Source – BBC

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