Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's first post-independence leader, has died at the age of 95, Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed on Twitter. Mugabe was ousted from power in a military coup in November 2017, ending his three-decade reign. While the West regards the 95-year-old as an autocrat, some in Africa saw him as an anti-colonial champion.
"The [ANC] conference will not be a watershed moment because this is the continuation of the rot that began in Polokwane," said EFF leader Julius Malema.
Mugabe, who is 93, told negotiators he wanted to die in Zimbabwe and had no plans to live in exile.
Zimbabwe's incoming president made some controversial statements at his first public appearance
It will take more than Mugabe's resignation to dismantle his legacy.
"I am still the Hitler of the time. This Hitler has only one objective, justice for his own people, sovereignty for his people, recognition of the independence of his people."
The 93-year-old president stepped down on Tuesday.
"The country faces a tricky process to ensure stability."
Now lawmakers from both houses of Parliament are relocating to a larger venue.