Mail&Guardian: Robert Gabriel Mugabe, 1924-2019: A tragedy in three acts

Written by Simon Allison for Mail&Guardian, a South African online publication “I have died many times — that’s where I have beaten Christ. Christ died once and resurrected once.” Robert Mugabe, on his 88th birthday. Almost as long as there has been an independent Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe has presided over it. Thirty-seven years in charge. It wasn’t all bad. But it was mostly bad, and the history books that he loved to read will judge him harshly. He was, from the very beginning, an enigma: a jumble of contradictions that…

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Robert Mugabe dead at 95

Robert Mugabe

Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the immediate former president of Zimbabwe is dead. The reformer turned dictator and long-serving president of Zimbabwe passed on this morning, according ZimLive news outlet. Mugabe had been battling ill-health and President Emmerson Mnangagwa told a Cabinet meeting two weeks ago that doctors had discontinued treatment. Mugabe, ousted from power in a military coup in November 2017, was being treated in Singapore since April. The Brief will keep you updated on developing events.  

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