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Zimbabwe’s Former President “Robert Mugabe” Died: A National Hero Whose Heroism Faded Away With The Time!!!

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Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe, a liberal turned dictator, and an ex gorilla chief, died at the age of 95.

He led Zimbabwe to Independence in 1980. Firstly he was seen as a national hero after the fall of White colonial rule. Mugabe died in Singapore while receiving long term medical treatment.

Mugabe enjoyed strong support from people of Zimbabwe soon after he became the first post-colonial leader of the country which was British controlled Rhodesia.

His rule finally ended in a disgraceful manner when his own army overthrowned him. His violent act of seizing land areas from white people who owned a huge tract of land made him a hated figure in West and a hero in Africa.

Singapore’s foreign ministry said it was working with Zimbabwe to send Mugabe” body back to home. He was taking medical treatment in Gleneagle Hospital in Singapore.

TRIBUTES FLOODING ALL OVER

President Emmerson Mnangagwa wrote on his official Twitter account and announced the death of the leader. ” It is with utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former president Cde. Robert Mugabe.”

There were tributes pouring all over from African leaders. South African Government mourned him as a ‘ fearless pan- African liberation fighter.’ Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta called him “a man of courage who was never afraid to fight for what he believed in even if it was unpopular.”

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Even his foes paid him respect:

“He was the colossus on the Zimbabwean stage, and his enduring positive legacy will be his role in ending white minority rule and expanding quality education to all Zimbabweans,” tweeted David Coltart an opposition senator and rights lawyer.

However, others said that his legacy was overshadowed by the harm he did to the people.

The spokesperson for Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “We, of course, express our condolences to those who mourn, but know that for many he was a barrier to a better future.”

Many commoners though have a positive opinion towards the leader. People also paid their tribute with a heavy heart to the leader

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