- President Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed that Robert Mugabe died from cancer
- The late former president had been receiving chemotherapy treatment for the illness in Singapore
- Mnangagwa made the comments ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in New York
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed the cause of Robert Mugabe's death.
Reuters reports that the former president had been suffering from cancer, receiving chemotherapy treatment in an attempt to beat it.
However, when the treatment proved ineffective it was stopped, according to Mnangagwa, reports eNCA.
Briefly.co.za noted that Mugabe had passed away in Singapore, where he was receiving treatment for what was at the time an unknown ailment.
While Mnangagwa confirmed that Mugabe had perished from cancer, he did not disclose what type of cancer it had been.
Mugabe is yet to be buried, with the Zimbabwean government currently building a mausoleum to serve as the final resting place for his remains.
Speaking ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Mnangagwa commented that:
“Treatment had stopped, doctors had stopped treatment, chemotherapy, one, because of age and also because the cancer had spread and it was not helping any more."
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