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#BREAKING:President Robert Mugabe Dies @95

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(Gushungo) Robert Gabriel Mugabe 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.

A colossal, brave and charismatic yet divisive figure, Mugabe tirelessly fought for Zimbabwe’s political and economic freedom his entire life. He presided over long periods of hyperinflation and poverty and persecuted opposition politicians and homosexuals and was widely regarded as having rigged elections in an effort to hang on to power.
Born: 21 February 1924 (age 95 years), Kutama, Zimbabwe
Education: University of Fort Hare (1951), Kutama College, University of London.

Children: Bona Mugabe, Chatunga Bellarmine Mugabe, Robert Peter Mugabe Jr., …
Spouse: Grace Mugabe (m. 1996), Sally Mugabe(m. 1961–1992).
Mugabe was born to a poor Shona family in Kutama, Southern Rhodesia.

Gushungo as fondly called, Robert Mugabe made the unity of African continent his priority as he was fighting colonial imperialistic tendencies of the colonial masters there by propounding some powerful quotes to that effect thus :

1.“The white man is not indigenous to Africa. Africa is for Africans. Zimbabwe is for Zimbabweans”.  Speech to ZANU-PF congress, Harare, 14 December 2000.

2. “Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy”. – Speech to ZANU-PF congress, Harare, 14 December 2000.
3.“We ask, was he born out of homosexuality? We need continuity in our race, and that comes from the woman, and no to homosexuality. John and John, no; Maria and Maria, no. They are worse than dogs and pigs. I keep pigs and the male pig knows the female one”. – ZDC radio interview, 2015.
4.“Grooming a successor, is it an inheritance? In a democratic party, you don’t want leaders appointed that way. They have to be appointed properly by the people”. – TV interview, 2016.
5.“Our Constitution equally circumscribes the powers of the government by declaring certain civil rights and freedoms as fundamental. We intend to uphold these fundamental rights and freedoms to the full”. Robert Mugabe, Prime Minister designate, March 4 1980.
“We have fought for our land, we have fought for our sovereignty, small as we are we have won our independence and we are prepared to shed our blood … So, Blair keep your England, and let me keep my Zimbabwe”. – Earth Summit, South Africa, 2002.


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