Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who once lost himself as a hero of independence but whose 37-year-old government has divided deeply and has almost broken the country, died at the age of 95.
For his loyal supporters, he remained a capable leader until his death, which began independence after the abolition of the white minority government. But according to his critics, Mugabe was the result of an African dictator who persecuted his opponents and ruined a country to retain power, which he was forced to leave at the age of 93 in 2017.
Rumors circulated about the health of the former president, who spent months earlier this year in a hospital in Singapore. The details of what made him sick were a very well kept secret.
Mugabe, who unfortunately claimed that “only God” could remove him from office, was expelled during the uprising in 2017, after the impeachment of Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa. The members of the party had turned against him. Wife grace
Mnangagwa will become the next president of Zimbabwe.
Mnangagwa tweeted: “”It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe,” tweeted Mnangagwa on Friday.
“CD Mugabe was an icon of independence, a Pan-African who dedicated his life to the freedom and empowerment of his people. His role in the history of our nation and the continent will never be forgotten. May the spirit of eternal peace be with your “.
Mugabe, a former teacher, spent ten years in prison for opposing the government of the Rhodesian white minority (since Zimbabwe met before independence). After his release, he intended a guerrilla war that earned him the independence of his country in 1980. As Zimbabwe’s first prime minister, he was praised internationally for building schools and hospitals.
However, a vote by a man’s former champion, a brutal repression against the opposition led by the late nationalist politician Joshua Nkomo. For decades, he maintained control over the country in support of military and controversial elections.
His late government led to the violent expulsion of thousands of white farmers and the increasingly dubious elections in which he was defeated in 2008 by a Morgan Tsvangi that caused political violence that included human rights groups. It was alleged that more than 200 people were killed.
Viewed massively as a notorious Democrat who dominated power fiercely, Mugabe’s government finally came to an end when he fired his late ally, Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa, to replace him. His youngest wife, Grace, could be his successor.