Uhuru mourns the late Robert Mugabe as a man of courage

Uhuru mourns the late Robert Mugabe as a man of courage
Robert Mugabe with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on the sidelines of the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Nairobi in 2016. PHOTO | COURTESY

President Uhuru Kenyatta has described the late Robert Mugabe as a man of courage who was never afraid to fight for what he believed in even when it was not popular.

According to President Kenyatta, the former Zimbabwean leader played a major role in shaping the interests of the African continent.

“Words cannot convey the magnitude of the loss as former President Mugabe was an elder statesman, a freedom fighter and a Pan-Africanist,” his statement reads.

95-year-old Mugabe died on Friday morning in Singapore where he had been seeking treatment for an unknown illness.

Other leaders who sent messages of condolence include Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, ODM leader Raila Odinga, South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat.

South Africa’s Julius Malema said: “I’m saddened by the passing of our martyr & giant of the African Revolution cde President Robert Mugabe. Let’s continue the fight & protect his legacy. We must not allow our enemies to tell us how to remember him; we know our heroes. May his soul rest in revolutionary peace.”

The U.S. embassy in Zimbabwe said: “We join the world in reflecting on his legacy in securing Zimbabwe’s independence.”


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