Uncle Bob turns 95: 4 ways Robert Mugabe is still remembered

Uncle Bob turns 95: 4 ways Robert Mugabe is still remembered

On Thursday, 21 February, Robert Mugabe turned 95-years-old and despite being forced to step down, he is still remembered.

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Uncle Bob celebrated his 95th birthday on 21 February and he is still being remembered and honoured even after he was forced to resign as the head of Zimbabwe.

So, Briefly.co.za decided to take a look at four ways Mugabe is still remembered in Zimbabwe and the world.

1. Robert Mugabe National Youth Day

Mugabe was the Zimbabwean head of state for over three decades before a coup forced him to step down.

However, he is still honoured in the country he once ruled with an iron fist. On 21 February, the African country celebrates a public holiday in Mugabe's name.

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2. Welcoming Uncle Bob into their homes

According to Times LIVE, Zimbabweans buy products from Mugabe's Alpha and Omega dairy business.

His company reportedly sells yoghurt, milk and ice cream.

3. Flying high

In 2017, the main airport in Harare was renamed to the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport.

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4. Streets named after Mugabe

In the capital city of Zimbabwe, Harare, two streets are named after the former head of state, as well as a street in Bulawayo.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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