Robert Mugabe


Letter from Africa: How Zimbabwe is still haunted by Robert Mugabe

In our series of letters from Africa, Zimbabwean journalist-turned-barrister Brian Hungwe writes that long-serving ruler Robert Mugabe, who died in 2019, seems to be causing trouble from beyond the grave. Robert Mugabe's relatives say he died a bitter man nearly two years after he was forced to hand over power...
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Robert Mugabe must be dug up and reburied in national monument, Zimbabwean chief says

Robert Mugabe’s remains must be dug up and reburied at a national heroes’ shrine in Zimbabwe’s capital, a traditional chief has said.Mugabe, who was ousted in a coup that brought Emmerson Mnangagwa to power in November 2017, was buried in his village of Kutama in 2019 after weeks of dispute with Mr Mnangagwa’s government over his final resting place.But now a traditional chief in the Zvimba district has said he had received a complaint from a Mugabe clan member over the manner of his burial.Chief Zvimba issued a ruling on Monday that found the late leader’s wife, Grace Mugabe, guilty...
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Why Robert Mugabe never got a run at Lord's: John Major blocked the Zimbabwean despot from joining the MCC because he feared setting a 'dodgy precedent'

Robert Mugabe was blocked from joining the MCC because John Major feared setting a 'dodgy precedent', newly released archives have revealed. The prime minister said that if the Zimbabwean despot was allowed honorary membership of the prestigious cricket club other members 'won't like it'. Mr Major, later Sir John, a...