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15 facts about Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe


15 facts about Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe-historicalville.com

Robert Mugabe was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then served as President from 1987 to 2017. He was a revolutionary and the longest-serving leader of Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia). Below are the facts about Robert Mugabe that many may not know about him:

1.      Robert Gabriel Mugabe was born on 21 February 1924 in Kutama, Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).

2.      Mugabe married two wives in his lifetime, first to a Ghanaian Sally Hayfron when he was in Ghana, she died in 1992, and however, he got married to Grace Marufu in 1996.

3.      He had a son with Sally Hayfron, but he died at the age of 4. He has two sons and one daughter with Grace Marufu making of four children total.

4.      Mugabe had a good influence on his childhood as he was supervised by a Jesuit Father O'Hea, who taught him that all people are equal and directed toward educational fulfillment.
5.      After completion of his college education in St. Francis Xavier College, Katuma in 1945, he chose the teaching profession and taught in Ghana, Southern, and Northern Rhodesia.

6.      He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History and English at Fort Hare University in South Africa and also in 1953 he got a Bachelor OF Education through a correspondence course from South Africa.

15 facts about Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe-historicalville.com
7.      Robert Mugabe associated himself with Marxist- Leninist ideology before the 1980s and claims to be socialist after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.

8.      Mugabe was imprisoned from 1963-1974.

9.      In 1980 electoral campaign, Mugabe survived two assassination attempts in the same month and four days interval.

10.  Robert Mugabe was sworn into office as the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe on 17 April 1980.

11.  Mugabe was declared president of Zimbabwe on 30 December 1987, making him the strongest man in Zimbabwe.

12.  Mugabe announced his intentions to run for Zimbabwe Presidency in 2018, but unfortunately, he was deposed before the election.
13.  Robert Mugabe was appointed World Health Organization (WHO) goodwill ambassador, but it was revoked by the WHO due to international condemnation.

14.  Mugabe and his wife negotiated a deal before his resignation, under which he and his kins are exempted from prosecution, his business interest will remain untouched and he is set to receive a payment of at least $10 million, which he got after he resigned.

15.  He died on 6 September 2019, at the age of 95 at Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore.


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