Former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe is said to have died from Cancer after chemotherapy treatment was no longer effective.
This was disclosed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa while addressing party members at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
“Treatment had stopped, doctors had stopped treatment, chemotherapy, one, because of age and also because the cancer had spread and it was not helping anymore,” Mnangagwa was quoted saying by The Herald newspaper on Monday.
Though Mnangawgwa didn’t reveal the type of cancer Mugabe had, a 2011 Wikileaks report stated that he had prostrate cancer.
This was vehemently denied by Zimbabwean government officials.
Mugabe’s body is currently being kept in Harare and is expected to be buried in a mausoleum at Zimbabwe’s national shrine .