Zimbabwe’s current President, Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that Robert Gabriel Mugabe was country’s liberator.
Robert Mugabe, 95, who has been admitted at Singapore hospital since April died this Friday morning after battling ill health.
He lost power in a military coup in November 2017. To end his thirty years in power and replaced by Mnangagwa.
In a message by current President Mnangagwa, said without Mugabe. Zimbabwe could have not independence and saved from the hands of white rule.
“ Mugabe had a lot of hand in the liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life to the equality and empowerment of his people. He contributed to the history of Zimbabwe and Africa will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” Mnangagwa said.
Born 21 February 1924 in what was then Rhodesia, Mugabe played a big role in the liberation struggle of Zimbabwe. Africans will be remembering him forever.
He was taken to imprison in 1964 for more than ten years without having a fair hearing. After criticizing the white government of Rhodesia.
In 1973, while still in prison, he was chosen as president of the Zimbabwe African National Union (Zanu). Of which he was a founding member.
On his release, Mugabe adopted a militant stance, he bought a ticket and fleed to Mozambique and directing war into Rhodesia.
He acted as a skilled negotiator.
After agreements, he had brought to end the white rule resulted in the newly independent. The Republic of Zimbabwe.
When Mugabe came to power, he started with the land redistribution program that would see more. The people of Zimbabwe took control of land that had been taken by white rulers during the colonial period.
This act did not impress the western countries and blamed for collapsing of Zimbabwe’s economy.
Mugabe later took the blame of country’s economic on Britain who criticizes his economic policies and leadership at large.
He believed in himself as a Pan Africanist and will have supported the struggle for independence in many. African countries such as the Republic of South Africa who attained independence in 1994.
In 2017, he chased his long-time serving Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to provide a chance for his wife Grace. To succeed him but the deal did not go through well with historicals.
In conclusion, in November 2017, the army took over and forced Mugabe to step down and bringing to an end his three-decade rule.
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