Monday, September 9, 2019

Robert Mugabe 1924-2019

Le Droit, Wednesday, July 3, 2002.

Some remember Robert Mugabe's role in freeing Zimbabwe from Rhosesia's white minority rule in 1980.

Others remember the arrest and torture of political opponents as well as his encouragement, beginning in 2000, of the invasion and takeover of white-owned farms.

In 2018, Mugabe announced, after 37 years as ruler, his intention to run for re-election.

Le Droit, Tuesday, June 17, 2008.

But his detoriating health led to a toxic succession battle between his wife Grace and his vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former security chief known as "the crocodile".


On Nov. 6, 2017, Mnangagwa was dismissed and fled to South Africa. A week later, however, Mugabe was placed under house arrest, while Grace was reported to have fled to Namibia.


"Zimbabwe's intellectual despot: how Mugabe became Africa's fallen angel" in The Guardian.

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