Robert Mugabe the longtime Negro ruler of Zimbabwe has died. He ran Zimbabwe for 37 years until he was removed from power following a military coup.
Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean independence icon turned authoritarian leader, has died aged 95.
Mr Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April. He was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power.
The former president was praised for broadening access to health and education for the black majority.
But later years were marked by violent repression of his political opponents and Zimbabwe’s economic ruin.
Mugabe despite managing to run Zimbabwe for such a long period of time, totally mismanaged the country formerly known as Rhodesia.
Here are the highlights/lowlights of his time in power.
He implemented a brutal police state.
He oversaw an economy with out of control inflation. The inflation got so bad that it became cheaper to wipe your ass with Zimbabwe paper currency than to buy actual toilet paper.
He stole farms from White people to give them to blacks. But after the blacks failed to run the farms and the country ran our of food, he allowed the White people back.
If there’s anything to take away from Mugabe’s rule it is that blacks are stupid and can’t run countries. And Mugabe was arguably one of the more successful black leaders of an African country considering how long he was able to hold on to power.