President Robert Mugabe’s younger sister, Sabina, has died. She was 75 years old.

Sabina, the mother of Leo Mugabe, Patrick and Robert Zhuwao, passed on at around 4am on today at Harare’s Avenues Clinic where she had been admitted since last Friday after allegedly complaining of stomach pains.

Sabina, who quit active politics two year’s ago, had been in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as doctors unsuccessfully battled to save her life.

An official announcement of the death is expected later today and would be broadcast on national radio and television.

Born on October 14, 1934, Sabina bowed down from active politics due to ill health before the 2008 harmonised elections, with unconfirmed reports at the time suggesting her retirement was due to ill health.

Sabina, who was nearly 10 years junior to Mugabe, 86, served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Makonde East in 1985 and later became the legislator for Zvimba South constituency between 1990 and 2008.

She was also a member of the ZANU PF women’s league serving as its national secretary for production and labour.

During her time in active politics Sabina was part of what seemed to be the Mugabe political dynasty with President Mugabe ruling the country while she served in parliament with her two sons and their cousin, prominent business Philip Chiyangwa.