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Sat, 07 Sep 2019 13:51 - Updated Sat, 07 Sep 2019 13:51

Angolan president sends condolences to Zimbabwean counterpart

Luanda - Angolan head of state João Lourenço Friday considered the death of Robert Mugabe, father of Zimbabwe's independence, a loss for Africa of "a great son who led with courage and heroism the struggle for freedom, recovery of national sovereignty.

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President João Lourenço

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The recognition is expressed in a message of condolence the president sent to his Zimbabwe's counterpart, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, on the death of the former president of Zimbabwe.

Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died of illness on Friday in Singapore at the age of 95.

In a note reached Angop, the president states that it is with the utmost sadness that I took notice of the death of the former president, Robert Mugabe.

 "An articulate and courageous politician who has devoted much of his life to the noble cause of the progress and development of Zimbabwe and Africa has passed away," reads the document.

On behalf of Executive, People of Angola and his own, the President João Lourenço presents in the message the deepest and most heartfelt condolences to his counterpart and Zimbabwean People, on the death of "one of their most illustrious children, and a great symbol of Zimbabwe's contemporary history ".

João Lourenço extended the grief to the bereaved family and expressed solidarity with the Zimbabwean nation.

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