September 6, 2019 / 4:40 PM / 3 months ago

Zimbabwe president declares Mugabe a national hero

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe declared Robert Mugabe a national hero on Friday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said, and the country would be in national mourning until the former leader was buried.

Mugabe, who ruled the southern African nation for nearly four decades, died in a Singapore hospital on Friday aged 95.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; editing by John Stonestreet

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