Mugabe’s legacy

Mugabe’s legacy

Some regarded the former Zimbabwe leader as a hero, while others viewed him as a brutal dictator. But there’s no denying Robert Mugabe left an indelible mark on Africa’s political landscape

AFRICA’S POLITICAL leaders have paid tribute to former Zimbabwe prime minister and president Robert Mugabe following his death at the age of 95 earlier this month.

The rebel leader, who led the country to independence and ruled his nation for nearly
40 years, died on September 6 in Singapore, where he often visited in recent years for medical treatment.

But while many mourned his passing and praised his achievements, others were highly critical of the way he led his regime.

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