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Robert Mugabe Died Of Cancer, Reveals Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa

Zimbabwen President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, said on Monday that former President Robert Mugabe, died of advanced cancer and had already been taken off chemotherapy. Mnangagwa told supporters of the ruling party ZANU-PF in New York that Mugabe had to be taken off the chemotherapy because it was no longer effective. Mnangagwa is in the U.S. for the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. Mugabe died in Singapore on Sept. 6, and his body was brought home on Sept. 11. A funeral service attended by regional leaders was

Xenophobia: Ramophosa Sends Special Envoys To Buhari, Others, Says Country Committed To Pan-African Unity/Solidarity

Barely a day after he was booed at the funeral of late Zimbabwean Leader, Robert Mugabe, South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa is set to send special envoys to some African leaders including President Muhammmadu Buhari. The action of Ramaphosa is in light of the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in his country. According to reports, the special envoys would deliver messages of solidarity to several heads of state and governments across Africa amid tensions and violence in the country. In a statement by the

Row Over Mugabe’s Burial Put To Rest

The row over where former Zimbabwe’s former President, Robert Mugabe, who died on 6 September will be buried is now over after his family disclosed the ex-leader will be buried early next week. According to the family spokesman, Leo Mugabe, Mugabe will be buried in his village and not a national monument for liberation heroes. The family of Mugabe and Zimbabwe’s government have been at odds over whether he would be buried in his homestead in Kutama, northwest of Harare or at the National Heroes Acre in the capital.

Robert Mugabe’s Body Arrives Zimbabwe Amid Burial Site Row

The body of Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe, who died on 6 September has arrived the country from Singapore. This is amid a dispute between Mugabe’s family and the government regarding where he would be buried. Mugabe’s family had revealed that he would be buried according to local tradition. The burial of the late leader was scheduled to hold on Sunday, 15th September but was postponed indefinitely. Spokesperson of the family and the late president’s nephew, Leo Mugabe said Mugabe was a chief and

Mugabe Would Be Given Traditional Burial – Family

Former Zimbabwe Leader, Robert Mugabe who died on 6th September would be buried according to local tradition, family members have revealed. The burial of the late leader was scheduled to hold on Sunday, 15th September but was postponed indefinitely. Spokesperson of the family and the late president’s nephew, Leo Mugabe said Mugabe was a chief and would be given a traditional burial. He said, “Mugabe was a chief and he will be buried in accordance with tradition. The chiefs have not told us where he will be

Ex-Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe To Be Buried On Sunday

The Government of Zimbabwe has announced the burial of the late Former President, Robert Mugabe. According to a memo to diplomats accredited to Harare, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Mugabe’s funeral service will be held on Saturday in the National Sports Stadium before his burial on Sunday, September 15. The late leader, 95, died on September 6 in Singapore where he had been receiving medical treatment since April. He ruled Zimbabwe for nearly four decades until November 2017 when he resigned. Mugabe has

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Dies At 95

Former Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has died at the age of 95. This was according to the country’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who made the announcement on Twitter. “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe's founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe,” said Mnangagwa. “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

AFCON 2019: How Host Egypt Humbled Zimbabwe In Nations Cup Opener

The 2019 African Cup of Nations, AFCON has began on a good note for host nation, Egypt as it trashed the Zimbabwean side 1 - 0 in the opening game of the tournament. The Mohamed Salah’s side went into the game for a record-extending eighth AFCON on Friday with the win over the fellow African team in Cairo in the tournament expanded to 24 teams and played in June and July for the first time. Salah came close to doubling his side's lead in the second half but his low drive was kept out by Zimbabwe Keeper, Edmore

Super Eagles Slips Further In Latest FIFA Ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria has dropped three places to 45th spot in the latest FIFA ranking, released by International Federation of Association Football. The latest ranking is a sharp blow to the Eagles who moved up four places in April. The team however maintained the third spot in Africa after Senegal who is first in Africa and 22nd in the world and Tunisia who is second in Africa and 25th globally. It is not clear whether the latest ranking is as a result of the goalless match the Eagles had with Zimbabwe last

What I’ll Do After AFCON 2019 – Mikel Obi

Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi has disclosed that he may not be available for the next Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, AFCON as the 2019 tournament in Egypt may be his last. Obi, who has been with the Eagles for fourteen years now noted that he does not want to overstay his welcome. The Midfielder who won the Man-of-the-Match award in Saturday’s pre-AFCON tune up 0-0 draw against Zimbabwe had been out of the team since the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia. Mikel revealed this in a video
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