Uhuru mourns the late Robert Mugabe as a man of courage
President Uhuru Kenyatta has described the late Robert Mugabe as a man of courage who was never afraid to fight for what he believed in even when it was not popular.
According to President Kenyatta, the former Zimbabwean leader played a major role in shaping the interests of the African continent.
“Words cannot convey the magnitude of the loss as former President Mugabe was an elder statesman, a freedom fighter and a Pan-Africanist,” his statement reads.
95-year-old Mugabe died on Friday morning in Singapore where he had been seeking treatment for an unknown illness.
Other leaders who sent messages of condolence include Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, ODM leader Raila Odinga, South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat.
South Africa’s Julius Malema said: “I’m saddened by the passing of our martyr & giant of the African Revolution cde President Robert Mugabe. Let’s continue the fight & protect his legacy. We must not allow our enemies to tell us how to remember him; we know our heroes. May his soul rest in revolutionary peace.”
The U.S. embassy in Zimbabwe said: “We join the world in reflecting on his legacy in securing Zimbabwe’s independence.”
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 (2/2)
— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) September 6, 2019
I wish to pass my condolences to the people of Zimbabwe following the death of their founding Father, H.E. Robert Mugabe. We join the country in praying for peace and stability at this moment of national grief.
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) September 6, 2019
Condolences to the people of Zimbabwe following the passing on of former President Robert Mugabe. Mugabe was a revolutionary freedom fighter and a liberation hero. He fought for the emancipation of his people and Zimbabwe's independence with courage, resolve and dedication.
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) September 6, 2019