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Robrt Mugabe, deceased

Post by tonyp » 06 Sep 2019, 08:47

The BBC has reported that Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe ex-president, has died aged 95.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-49604152
    Zambia's President Edgar Lungu says Mr Mugabe will be remembered for "fearlessly defending the continent".
    In a tweet, he paid tribute to "a pan-Africanist and Zimbabwe's founding father", saying his place in the annals of Africa's history was assured.
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    Re: Robrt Mugabe, deceased

    Post by bristleposh » 06 Sep 2019, 09:22

    No tears lost for this one, he ruined the rights of the people within his country and creamed off lots of it's resources for his own benefit, he replaced one evil with another. Ther are so many African leaders built from the same mould. For every 1 Mandella there must be a shed load of Mugabes
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    Re: Robrt Mugabe, deceased

    Post by Wycliffe » 06 Sep 2019, 16:11

    good, the world is a better place, he had a decent amount of goodwill when he helped overthrow a horrible poisonous regime then turned in to worse.

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    Re: Robrt Mugabe, deceased

    Post by trevormans » 06 Sep 2019, 16:34

    This is a broadly balanced view with which I concur

    Mugabe became a vicious dictator when once he might have been seen as a liberator

    We might also mention the hugely racist approach taken by uk before smith gained power and which was probably the root of the guerrilla war during the 60’s and 70’s

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    Re: Robrt Mugabe, deceased

    Post by dunc » 06 Sep 2019, 17:00

    Probably not!
    Most of the African Countries originally controlled by Britain gained independence on favourable terms and have prospered within the British Commonwealth - where funds are still transferred over to help them out where necessary. We even have African countries not originally part of the British Empire applying to join the Commonwealth because they see how much more developed some ot their neighbours appear to be. Don't compare South Africa and Zimbabwe with the remaining British Empire countries of Africa as they chose a different path to follow before independence!

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