- Ramaphosa has described Mugabe as an outstanding leader
- This is following the news that the former head of state has passed on
- The ANC has also extended their condolences
President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid his respects to Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe. He remembered him as a “champion of Africa’s cause against colonialism”.
The South African president gushed about Mugabe and applauded his role in the struggle for the independence of his people. He also added that the former president contributed to the freedom of South Africans.
He praised Mugabe's contributions and wished him a peaceful rest. He then extended condolences to the people of Zimbabwe during this difficult period.
The ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule extended the party’s condolences to the family of Mugabe. He praised the leader and expressed his thoughts and prayers for Zanu-PF.
Mugabe passed away in a hospital in Singapore. Briefly.co.za reported that Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa had confirmed his predecessor had left Zimbabwe to seek medical treatment in Singapore.
Mugabe was a controversial figure. Some praise him as a revolutionary hero of the African liberation struggle who helped free Zimbabwe from British colonialism, imperialism, and white minority rule. Critics, however, call him a dictator responsible for widespread corruption and crimes against humanity.
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