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THE MAN WITH AN IRON FIST

He (Robert Mugabe) was a revolutionary that fought for the freedom of his people in the former Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)  that was controlled by white minority. He was imprisoned for ten years (1964-1974) and later ran to exile in Mozambique and established his ZANU party that seek for an Independent black state from the British Government.

He became the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980-1987; and Present, from 1987-2017. As a Marxist- Leninist who desired a ‘Socialist Society’, he reformed and expanded the education and health -care sector.

He improve agriculture which became the major income earner to the Zimbabwean economy even though the white minority in Zimbabwe complained about injustice and marginalization in the distribution of lands in Mugabe’s land reform.

However, Mugabe turn to his worst when he became autocratic and his government turned the promising Zimbabwe into a poor country characterized with political instability.

HIS DOWNFALL                                                           

In his quest to die in power and later cede power to his wife, the table turned around (against him), as political disagreement arose with his deputy who later succeeded him after returning from exile from South Africa.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO THE ZIMBABWEAN MILITARY

Special acknowledgement should go to the Zimbabwean military for removing Mugabe in a peaceful, clinical and technical way without violence or war. They even reserved his respect, honour and wealth without disgracing him out of office unlike what has happened and still happening in most African Countries.

BIG LESSON TO AFRICAN LEADERS

African leaders should learn how to leave office when necessary without waiting to be disgraced out of office. They should learn and know when to go and avoid the temptation of ‘Sit Tight Syndrome.