The life of Robert Mugabe in pictures

September 6, 2019
Zimbabwe African National Union Zanu leader Robert Mugabe was elected prime minister after the end of white minority rule in the former British colony of Rhodesia later Zimbabwe | Report Focus News
Zimbabwe African National Union Zanu leader Robert Mugabe was elected prime minister after the end of white minority rule in the former British colony of Rhodesia later Zimbabwe
Mugabe was the only leader Zimbabwe had known since independence He is seen here second from left in March 1980 with the Prince of Wales Zimbabwe African People | Report Focus News's Union (Zapu) leader Joshua Nkoma and Britain's Foreign Secretary, Lord Carrington.
Mugabe was the only leader Zimbabwe had known since independence He is seen here second from left in March 1980 with the Prince of Wales Zimbabwe African Peoples Union Zapu leader Joshua Nkoma and Britains Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington PA
He came to prominence as one of the leaders of a guerrilla war against white minority rule along with Joshua Nkomo left The pair later fell out | Report Focus News
He came to prominence as one of the leaders of a guerrilla war against white minority rule along with Joshua Nkomo left The pair later fell out Getty Images
Mugabe seen here with UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1980 initially pursued a policy of reconciliation with his white former enemies letting them keep their economic wealth | Report Focus News
Mugabe seen here with UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1980 initially pursued a policy of reconciliation with his white former enemies letting them keep their economic wealth PA
Mugabe ruled alongside President Canaan Banana until 1987 after which he took over the role of president | Report Focus News
Mugabe ruled alongside President Canaan Banana until 1987 after which he took over the role of president Getty Images
Some Zimbabweans say things started going wrong when he married his young secretary Grace in 1996 The pair are seen here while on a tour of Vietnam in 2001 | Report Focus News
Some Zimbabweans say things started going wrong when he married his young secretary Grace in 1996 The pair are seen here while on a tour of Vietnam in 2001 AFP
In 1995 Mugabe met US President Bill Clinton but back home the economy slumped He faced new opposition but he came out fighting AFP | Report Focus News
In 1995 Mugabe met US President Bill Clinton but back home the economy slumped He faced new opposition but he came out fighting AFP
Mugabe reverted to the mentality of the guerrilla fighter blaming his problems on white Zimbabweans and Britain the former colonial power PA | Report Focus News
Mugabe reverted to the mentality of the guerrilla fighter blaming his problems on white Zimbabweans and Britain the former colonial power PA
From 2000 onwards former guerrillas rallied behind their leader and became a militia force | Report Focus News
From 2000 onwards former guerrillas rallied behind their leader and became a militia force AFP
They attacked opposition activists and spearheaded the seizure of white owned farms | Report Focus News
They attacked opposition activists and spearheaded the seizure of white owned farms AFP
As Zimbabwe | Report Focus News's economy went from bad to worse to disastrous in the 2000s, Mugabe's political and physical demise was predicted many times. In March 2008, his future looked more uncertain than ever as Zimbabweans voted in presidential elections.
As Zimbabwes economy went from bad to worse to disastrous in the 2000s Mugabes political and physical demise was predicted many times In March 2008 his future looked more uncertain than ever as Zimbabweans voted in presidential elections AFP
After failing to win enough votes to avoid a run off with opposition challenger Morgan Tsvangirai Mugabe displayed characteristic defiance swearing only God could remove him from office In the event in the face of increasing political violence from ruling party supporters Mr Tsvangirai pulled out | Report Focus News
After failing to win enough votes to avoid a run off with opposition challenger Morgan Tsvangirai Mugabe displayed characteristic defiance swearing only God could remove him from office In the event in the face of increasing political violence from ruling party supporters Mr Tsvangirai pulled out AFP
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The economic meltdown continued and Mugabe agreed to share power with his long time rival who became prime minister AFP
Although predictions of Mugabe | Report Focus News's demise always proved premature, the mounting pressures took their toll. In 2011, a US diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks suggested he was suffering from prostate cancer.
Although predictions of Mugabes demise always proved premature the mounting pressures took their toll In 2011 a US diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks suggested he was suffering from prostate cancer AFP
This stoked numerous media reports about his health I have died many times that | Report Focus News's where I have beaten Christ. Christ died once and resurrected once," he said on his 88th birthday.
This stoked numerous media reports about his health I have died many times thats where I have beaten Christ Christ died once and resurrected once he said on his 88th birthday Getty Images