Robert Mugabe

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Robert Mugabe
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Born Robert Gabriel Mugabe
21 February 1924
Kutama, Mashonaland West Province
Died 6 September 2019 (aged 95)
Alma mater University of Fort Hare
University of South Africa
University of London
  • Teacher
  • Revolutionary
  • Politician
Years active 1945 - 2019
Title 2nd President of Zimbabwe
Term 31 December 1987 – 21 November 2017
Predecessor Canaan Banana
Successor Emmerson Mnangagwa
Political party ZANU–PF
Movement ZANU
Opponent(s) MDC
Spouse(s) Sally Hayfron (1961 - 1992; her death)
Grace Mugabe (1996 - 2019; his death )
Children 4, including
Bona Mugabe

Robert Mugabe (21 February 1924 – 6 September 2019) was a Zimbabwean politician who served as the Prime Minister and later president of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 2017 for a combined total of 37 years. He was largely considered a dictator by the Free World and great sections of his own country despite receiving support and honour from organizations such as the African Union and Southern African Development Community as well as longstanding support from South Africa. Robert Mugabe's rule came to an abrupt end in a 2017 coup d'état which saw his vice president - and commander of the coup, Emmerson Mnangagwa, installed as the 3rd president of Zimbabwe.


  1. BBC, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe ex-president, dies aged 95, 06 September 2019
  2. The Guardian, Robert Mugabe, former Zimbabwe president, dies aged 95 06 September 2019
  3. News24, Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe dies aged 95, 06 September 2019
  4. Al Jazeera, Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95, 06 September 2019

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