WAELE AFRICA FOUNDATION COMMISERATES WITH ZIMBABWE OVER PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE’S DEATH
On behalf of WAELE AFRICA Foundation, the Founder/President, Dr Otunba Basirat Nahibi sends condolences to the government and people of Zimbabwe over the passing of the founding father and former President, Robert Mugabe.
The Founder/President commiserates with family members, friends and political associates of the political activist who fought for the independence of the country from colonial rule, and lived most of his life in public service.
The elder statesman and Zimbabwe’s revolutionary leader had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April. He died on Thursday at the age of 95.
Born on February 21, 1924, into a Catholic family at Kutama Mission northwest of Harare, the former teacher will be remembered for broadening access to health and education for the black majority. He made sure as many blacks as possible got education when he came to power.
The former political leader swept to power in the 1980 elections after a growing rebellion and economic sanctions forced the white minority colonial government to the negotiating table.
Many Zimbabweans will look back in history and remember him as a revolutionary fighter. They will also remember him for the early years of independence the massive social programs like expansion in the education sector and the building of clinics in rural areas. Mugabe’s sacrifices, especially in struggling for the political and economic emancipation of his people, will always be remembered by posterity.
WAELE AFRICA Foundation prays that the Almighty God will grant the soul of the former president rest and comfort his loved ones.