If anyone shows how power can utterly corrupt an individual then perhaps Robert Mugabe is that person. All the early promise destroyed by a descent into the darkest of narcissism and corruption. This article explores that terrible journey and why he leaves behind a mixed legacy…
Reactions to his death reveal the contradictory feelings Mugabe invokes in people. On the one hand, there are those that focus on his early achievements.
“Zimbabwe remains one of the few countries in the world that managed to take back the land and give it back to the people — a country that managed to undo the carnage of colonization,” Chihombori-Quao told VOA’s Zimbabwe service Friday.
Against this are those that can’t excuse Mugabe for the terrible abuses that marked his later years.
“While casting himself as the saviour of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe inflicted lasting damage upon its people and its reputation,” said Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s deputy regional director for southern Africa
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