Violence is ‘not the way’: Rob Mugabe’s peaceful 95th birthday speech

Violence is ‘not the way’: Rob Mugabe’s peaceful 95th birthday speech

- Former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, had some peace-filled words for the esteemed guests at his 95th birthday bash

- Mugabe offered words of solace regarding the current upheaval in Zim and told those present at the party that violence is “not the way” to lead a country

- The ex-president of Zim’s birthday celebration was a lavish invite-only affair where guests were treated to exotic food and drink of the highest quality

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Long-reigning former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, celebrated his 95th birthday recently with a luxurious party at his upmarket home in Harare.

Although the focus of the event was celebrating the life of the man known as ‘Uncle Bob,’ Mugabe found time to give a touching speech, condemning the violent acts of the military in the face of recent Zimbabwean unrest and preaching peace to his guests.

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“We are hearing there are graves that have been created by the army when they kill people. It is not the task of the army to lead the people with guns. Let us not be killers of our own people," Mugabe said.

TimesLIVE reported that Mugabe’s wife, Grace, also spoke briefly at the event, telling those present that she would always support her husband no matter what.

Mugabe took a strong stance in his speech, saying that:

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"Some people think that being a leader means killing people and beating people, but that is not the way. Even the fallen heroes would not approve of that.”
“Soldiers should take their rightful place and fight when the situation demands. They should be protectors of people and I am not scared to say it,” he continued.

Briefly.co.za gleaned that the party guest-list included Mugabe’s personal banker Gideon Gono and was said to have been put together by Mugabe’s daughter Bona and her husband Simba Chikore.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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