Johannesburg - The ANC says it mourns the passing of "our brother Comrade President Robert Gabriel Mugabe, who passes away having devoted his life to the service of his country and his people".
Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe, who ruled his country for 37 years from independence until late 2017, died aged 95, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday.
Mnangagwa gave few details, but media reports said the increasingly frail Mugabe died in Singapore, where he had frequently travelled for medical treatment over the last few years.
In a statement on Friday ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule said: "In his Independence Day speech delivered on March 6, 1957, the father of Ghana's independence, Kwame Nkrumah delivered the rousing words that went on to nourish and sustain the hopes of all Africans who at the time yearned for independence and self-determination.
'We have awakened..we will not sleep anymore. Today, from now on, there is a new African in the world.