Briefly.co.za shared the news of Robert Mugabe’s ill health and treatment at a hospital in Singapore. Social media users reacted very strongly to the news.
Briefly.co.za reported that Zimbabwe’s former president, Robert Mugabe, is not well and being treated in a Singapore hospital.
His successor, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, shared the news as reported by TimesLIVE.
According to Mnangagwa, he is doing everything in his power to facilitate Mugabe’s medical treatment.
The news evoked a strong reaction as hundreds of people commented on the Facebook post.
Many welcomed the news and showed little compassion for Mugabe based on his terrible reputation.
Shirley Mpisi said, “They should cremate him to make sure he is gone.”
Renier Erasmus commented: “This dude killed so many innocent people..I remember when he took over from Smith…years ago. How he promised to take care of his Rhodesian people. Then I watched him became the laughing stock of Africa with his self-enrichment with his evil wife Grace..He should go now..to many suffering under him ..To many bad things. So sad.”
Andrew Kilowan added, “He is on his way to go answer to God what he has done to the Zimbabwe people.”
However, numerous social media users sympathised with Mugabe and feel that he left a positive legacy.
Sam Gudnews said, “Zimbabweans did not suffer because of Mugabe but because of western sanctions imposed due to his land reform policy. Those sanctions taught the whole Africa that our land will never be our land.”
For the most part, people weren’t in favour of Mubage and some harsh words were shared.
Simon James Chauke said, “Tell me here who created the false impression to associate Zim's economic problems with Mugabe? I have relatives in Zimbabwe and I go there very often.
I have first-hand information not your biased eff mentality. Don't insult Mandela by saying he sold out. If it wasn't for him u wouldn't be on Facebook posting nonsense. U would be herding cattle in a farm now.
If what u are saying about sanctions is true, why didn't South Africa together with other African nations help Zimbabwe? As far as I know Mugabe and his government ministers were given personal sanctions that prevented them to go to Britain and America for personal business not state business.
If he was under sanctions how did he manage to attend the United Nations meetings and conferences held abroad? Corruption destroyed Zimbabwe not sanctions. There's $15bn that went missing a few years back, was it stolen by sanctions?”
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