Zimbabwe’s ex-President Robert Mugabe dies | Daily News

Zimbabwe’s ex-President Robert Mugabe dies

ZIMBABWE: Robert Mugabe, who led Zimbabwe with an iron fist from 1980 to 2017, has died aged 95, the country’s president announced Friday.

First heralded as a liberator who rid the former British colony of Rhodesia of white minority rule, Mugabe used repression and fear to hold on to power in Zimbabwe until he was finally ousted by his previously loyal military generals.

The Mugabe years are widely remembered for his crushing of political dissent, and policies that ruined the economy.

In office, he initially won international plaudits for his declared policy of racial reconciliation and for extending improved education and health services to the black majority.

- AFP


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