Aftermath of Robert Mugabe Death: Zimbabwe to have days of National mourning
Emmerson Mnangagwa, The President of Zimbabwe has declared days of national mourning until the former president of the state, Robert Mugabe is buried.
Mugabe who was the longest serving president in Africa died on Friday at the age of 95 will now be mourned by Zimbabwe until he is laid to rest.
This was disclose by Mnangagwa in a statement noting that Mugabe was a great teacher and mentor before thanking the the government of Singapore for the medical care it extended to the leader until his death.
He said: “Zimbabwe is free, has been free since 1980, thanks to the sacrifices of a generation of dedicated, veteran nationalists and freedom fighters pre-dating the 1960s, who included the late Cde Mugabe.”
“The late Republic icon will eternally be remembered and honoured for the bold and historic land reform programme, which he undertook.
“Through this programme, indigenous Zimbabweans regained their long denied land rights to complete their sovereignty.
“For that, he was especially vilified, shunned and punished by those who stood to lose from an end to colonial rights and from a just reassertion of African rights,’’ Mnangagwa said.
He vowed to continue with Mugabe’s long-life vision and legacy of black empowerment.
“As we mourn the passing on of our commander, liberator, founder, and leader, we remain determined to carry forward the transformation he so fervently desired, including protecting and defending the gains of the struggle for which he made huge sacrifices.’’
“On the backdrop and solid foundation of the First Republic, which he molded as its leader, we today recover and grow our economy brick by brick until his life-long vision of an empowered people is realized,’’ Mnangagwa added.