Robert Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for nearly four decades since independence from Britain, has died at the age of 95.
Mugabe was noted to express his homophobic position whenever he had the opportunity to do so. In one of such instances, he made a post on his Facebook account, apparently after going through a list of celebrity in South Africa that were proudly gay. Here’s the quote;
“My friends God Created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve, There is a reason why he did that. After seeing some of the people on this list i was really shocked as 2 of these people are my son`s favorite celebs, I`m even worried because number 4 used hang out with my son a lot in Joburg.”
Mugabe has passed on but his legacy remains.
The former strongman, who was ousted in a military coup in 2017, reportedly passed away in hospital in Singapore, where he had been receiving medical treatment since April.
“It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe,” tweeted President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is in Cape Town for the World Economic Forum.
“Cde Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people. His contribution to the history of our nation and continent will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”