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The BBC has reported that Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe ex-president, has died aged 95.
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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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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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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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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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!