Zimbabwe’s longtime leader Robert Mugabe is dead
Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95,The world was shocked this early morning when the current President Emmerson Mnangagwa passed on the sad news via his official twitter handle.
“It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe(2/2),” said Mnangagwa.
“Cde Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people. His contribution to the history of our nation and continent will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in eternal peace (2/2)” – he added
Robert Gabriel Mugabe was born on February 21, 1924, into a Catholic family who lived 40 miles west of Harare.
He was a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017
Mugabe was born to a poor Shona family in Kutama, Southern Rhodesia. Following an education at Kutama College and the University of Fort Hare.
He worked as a school teacher in Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia, and Ghana.
He died while in a Singapore hospital with his family, including wife Grace, by his side while being treated for an undisclosed illness since November last year that left him unable to walk.
Different Presidents have come out on their different media platforms to say their final words to the revolutionary hero of the African liberation struggle.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said it was a “moment of sorrow“.
He added: “Words cannot convey the magnitude of the loss as former President Mugabe was an elder statesman, a freedom fighter and a Pan-Africanist who played a major role in shaping the interests of the African continent.
“Indeed, we will remember former President Mugabe as a man of courage who was never afraid to fight for what he believed in even when it was not popular.”
Robert Mugabe Quotes
The only white man you can trust is a dead white man.
Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy!
Was it not enough punishment and suffering in history that we were uprooted and made helpless slaves not only in new colonial outposts but also domestically.
Towards the end of his rule, he served as rotating chairman of the 54-nation African Union and the 15-nation Southern African Development Community; his criticism of the International Criminal Court was welcomed by regional leaders who also thought it was being unfairly used to target African leaders.
We hope that our Lord brings his family the much-needed peace during this sad time. Our condolences to his family – Ugandafilmtalks