Robert Mugabe: 1924-2019 Zimbabwe’s founding leader was 95

His leadership divided the nation – some admired him and others point out a history of political and economic turmoil, entrenched corruption and allegations of human rights abuses.

For many, he will be remembered as the hero who led Zimbabwe to freedom from the white-minority rule, but others regard him as a corrupt dictator who brought about economic disaster.

Robert Mugabe’s death at the age of 95 has seen tributes pouring in from across the world, as well as harsh criticism of one of Africa’s most divisive leaders.

Until he was overthrown two years ago, he was the only leader many Zimbabweans had ever known.