10 Most Important Events That Happened In Mugabe’s Life

The late ex-President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has died after he was taken ill in April in Singapore.

The 95-year-old former President is largely celebrated for his immense contribution towards education and good health for the black majority although the last days of his reign impugned democracy.

Robert Mugabe was born in 1927 and he trained as a teacher.

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He was the first Zimbabwean President after independence. He served as a Prime Minister in 1980 and officially became the President in 1987.

In 1961, he married his first wife Sally Mugabe and got imprisoned three years later (1964) by Rhodesian government.

He married his second wife Grace Marufu in 1966.

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In 2000, Mugabe lost a referendum, and his militias invaded white-owned farms and attacked opposition supporters.

In 2008, Mugabe came second to Tsvangirai in general elections but upon an attack on the supporters of Tsvangirai, he pulled off in the run-off.

In 2017 he sacked his Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in an attempt to let his wife succeed him as a President, but by the intervention of the Army, Mugabe was forced to step down in 2017.

He died in 2019 in Singapore.

Source: GhanaCelebrties.Com


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