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Photos: Mourners view Robert Mugabe’s body

Thousands of Zimbabweans have been viewing Robert Mugabe’s body ahead of state funeral before his burial. The former president of Zimbabwe died in Singapore at a hospital where he was undergoing medical treatment. He died aged 95 and has been declared a national hero by the government. A state funeral will take place at the national football stadium in Harare then he will be buried at the Heroes’ Acre national monument near the capital, Harare. During the week there was a stampede at the viewing of the body of Robert…

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Zimbabwe: Stampede at Mugabe body viewing

There has been a stampede at the viewing of the body of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe at the Rufaro Stadium on Thursday. SADC News reported of several people sustaining injuries during the stampede as scores line up to have a final viewing of Mugabe’s body. Police have since tightened security at the pitch here Mugabe’s coffin has been placed for public viewing. EyeWitness News reported that public earlier invaded the pitch where the coffin placed. Mugabe’s body will lie in state at Kutama on Sunday night before a private…

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Mugabe’s body returns to Zimbabwe from Singapore

The body of former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe has arrived back in Zimbabwe. Mugabe’s body was flown to Zimbabwe in a private flight from Singapore where he died last week. The chartered flight carrying Mr Mugabe’s body landed in Harare around 13:30 GMT. The late Pan-Africanist will be buried on Sunday after a state funeral on Saturday, according to the government. His final resting place however remains a mystery as family members fight back attempts to bury him at the National Heroes Acre – a site reserved for the…

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13 famous quotes credited to Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe

Zimbabweans have been mourning their former president, Robert Mugabe who died on Friday after a short illness in Singapore. Mugabe was born on 21 February 1924, in what was then Rhodesia. He led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980 and has ruled the country for decades. Mugabe was Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader but resigned from power after a military takeover in November 2017. Robert Mugabe first served as prime minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as president from 1987 to 2017. While alive, he was noted for his…

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Robert Mugabe gets national hero status after death

Former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe has been declared a “national hero” by his ruling Zanu-PF party. This declaration is coming following the death of Mr. Mugabe whose last days were in conflict with a party he helped founded. Mr Mugabe led Zimbabwe to independence and ruled until he resigned from power after a military coup in 2017. His party removed him as leader during the military takeover forcing him to resign as President. Mugabe was succeeded by current president and then deputy president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. “Zanu-PF, which the late…

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How Africa reacted to Robert Mugabe’s death

There have been mixed reactions across Africa following the news of the death of former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe. The popular Freedom fighter died at the age of 95 after battling ill health for some months, according to his family. Mugabe’s family has confirmed that he died in Singapore surrounded by family including his wife, Grace. Mugabe was born on 21 February 1924, in what was then Rhodesia. He led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980 and has ruled the country for decades Mugabe was Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader but…

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Ex-President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

The former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe has reportedly died at the age of 95. He died after battling ill health for some months, according to his family. Mugabe was born on 21 February 1924, in what was then Rhodesia. He led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980 and has ruled the country for decades He was Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader but resigned from power after a military takeover in November 2017. Mr. Mugabe was succeeded by Emmerson Mnangagwa as President. Mnangagwa in a statement said “It is with the utmost…

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Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe dresses like a ‘rapper’

There are tons of reactions on social media after former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe was seen dressed like an American hip-pop ‘rapper’. The 95 year old former leader can be seen in a picture circulating on social media sitting in a wheelchair. Posing with his son for a photograph moment on Friday, Mugabe was dressed in an Adidas truck suit. The 27-year-old Robert Junior is a basketball player for the Zimbabwe national team. He posted the picture on Instagram with the caption “Hot boys up 20 in the fourth…

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ICC the West’s tool to Harass Africans, Mugabe demands cutting ties

Robert MugabeThe International Criminal Court should drop or suspend charges against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto until African concerns about the court and proposals to change its founding treaty are considered, African leaders say.

The demand came in a report Saturday on previous decisions made by African Union leaders.

Mugabe, 87, told the United Nations General Assembly in September of 2011 that the ICC has no credibility in Africa.

The court “seems to exist only for alleged offenders of the developing world, the majority of them Africans”, he said.

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Comrade Robert Mugabe assumes African Union leadership

Robart MugabeZimbabwe president calls on Africa to harness resources for its own ends as members urged to tackle infrastructure, climate change, conflict and Ebola Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s 90-year-old president, has assumed the chairmanship of the African Union (AU) with a call for members to improve infrastructure and tackle climate change, conflict and Ebola, and with a familiar rallying cry that Africa’s wealth belongs to Africa and not “imperialists and colonialists”.

The veteran leader, who was elected head of the union on Friday, replaces President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, of Mauritania.

“By electing me to preside over this august body, with full knowledge of the onerous responsibility that lies ahead, I humbly accept your collective decision,” Mugabe told the AU summit in Addis Ababa.

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