Robert Mugabe: An African Hero

September 07, 2019

Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe died on September 06, 2019 at the age of 95.

On the passing of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe… I salute Robert Mugabe for his enormous contributions towards freedom and decolonization. Demonized in life and death for retrieving stolen Zimbabwe land, he will go down as one of the bravest leaders on the African continent. Thank you, sir.

Dr Tye Salandy

We at RaceAndHistory.com, AfricaSpeaks.com and Trinicenter.com hail the contributions of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe towards African liberation in Zimbabwe, the African continent and the African diaspora.

We note that in death, as in life, Robert Mugabe has been virulently demonized by mainstream media as being a brutal and corrupt dictator. This is not surprising as western media and leaders have lied about Fidel Castro, about Hugo Chavez, and about Muammar Gaddafi (among many others), so we do not expect them to tell the truth now.

Given the disinformation campaign surrounding Mugabe and Zimbabwe ever since he started reclaiming stolen Zimbabwean land, we have been covering the Zimbabwe situation via this page, so that persons would have other views to consider apart from the mainstream one. While we have our own critcism of Mugabe, we also recognise that some Zimbabweans will have issues with him and his leadership, as people will have with any leader. However, the extent of the distortions in the mainstream media not only reveals their racism but how powerful media is in determining global perceptions of various people and situations.

We will not allow western interests to determine who our heroes are. In terms of his immense contributions to African liberation, Robert Mugabe will remain a hero. He took up arms to liberate Zimbabwe from the clutches of British Imperialism. Little of the coverage mentioned that he spent 11 years in prison for sedition. Mugabe also contributed towards liberating Namibia and South Africa from colonial rule.

On a continent where in some countries, despite political independence, over 70% of the arable land remains in the hand of foreigners and Whites who acquired them during colonialism, Mugabe’s land reform programme was one of his most enduring and powerful contributions. Even as western powers tried their hardest to sabotage the economy and society to force regime change, the land reform programme was able to achieve some important successes. Certainly, it has shown the importance of addressing the mass of wealth stolen by Europeans during their colonial rule.

Rest in power, Robert Mugabe.


Mugabe’s address to Earth Summit: Published on Jul 21, 2015


Zimbabwe Land Grab and Robert Mugabe

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7 Responses to “Robert Mugabe: An African Hero”


  • I think Sir, you are on point.Very good observation. Some bottom feeders would not agree. But that’s ok. Most folks are still slaves in their mind.

  • Colonialism gave birth to a lot divisiveness in the global community. We see the war in Shri Lanka, over 20 years of senseless slaughter. The British brought in Tamils gave them important government positions. After they left the majority Sinhalese decided to deny the Tamils any and everything. Behold, war broke out. The Belgians came into the Congo and under their criminal king committed the worst recorded atrocities. Leopol was instrumental in the maiming and slaughter of over 10 million Congolese. It was no different in Namibia where the German slaughtered over 100,000 at the beginning of the last century. Not to mention Uganda “Before this war the population of Bunyoro was stated to be 2.5 million. But by the end of the war there were only 150,000 Bunyoro that could be accounted for“ Perhaps the worst slaughter prior to the 20th century. Much of this history has been destroyed or denied. In South Africa the British engaged in a system of open discrimination that continues to fester as a sore!

    Mugabe was no saint. But so to were the colonial powers that sought to destroy him. The white population never exceed 3% or 120,000 people. They own the land and the wealth. It was under this huge imbalance that Mugabe appeared. He was a post colonial leader who understood the world through power by any means necessary. He fought Smith and won establishing his long colourful rule over Zimbabwe. He returned the land to his people and was a major game changer! The Zimbabwean economy suffered under him, the citizens suffered, but he was determined to hold on to power. Good or bad his image will hang over Zimbabwe for a long time. History I believe will be kind to him. May his soul Rest In Peace!

  • Mugabe was one of the longest serving African leader. His colourful commentaries on life and relationship, puts a smile or frown on your face. Here are a few some are crude but he certainly had an opinion on relationships.

    Mugabe, on relationship and lifestyle.

    Sometimes you look back at girls you spent money on rather than sending it to your mum and you realise witchcraft is real.

    It’s every man’s dream to remove a lady’s pants one day but not when it’s on a drying line.

    If you are ugly, you are ugly. Stop talking about inner beauty because men don’t walk with X-Rays to see inner beauty.

    Dear ladies, if your boyfriends didn’t wish you a happy Mother’s Day, you should stop breastfeeding them.

    Any man who successfully convinces a monkey that honey is sweeter than banana is capable of selling condoms to a Roman father.

    Whenever things start going on well in your life, the devil comes along and gives you a girlfriend.

    Women with beauty and no brains, it’s your private part that suffers the most.

    Some girls of today can’t jog for five minutes, but they expect a guy to last in bed with them for two hours. Your level of selfishness demands a one-week crusade.

    Nothing makes a woman more confused than being in a relationship with a broke man who is extremely good in bed.

    Dating a slim/slender guy is cool. The only problem is when you are lying on his chest then his ribs draw Adidas lines on your face.

    All I hear is “NO SEX BEFORE MARRIAGE”. If that was God’s plan then you would receive your penis or vagina on your wedding day.

    It’s hard to bewitch an African lady these days. Every time you take a piece of her hair to the witch doctor, either a Brazilian innocent woman gets mad or a factory in China catches fire.

    Respect pregnant women because it’s not easy walking around with the evidence that you have had sex.

    It is better for a man to be stingy with his money because he hustled for it than a woman to deny him a hole she didn’t drill.

    We are living in a generation where lovers are free to touch each other’s private parts but cannot touch each other’s phone.

    Virginity is the best gift any man would like to receive from his newly wedded wife but these days there is nothing as such because it will have already been given as birthday gift, employment seeking token and examination high score token.

    If you are a husband and finds yourself being interested in a schoolgirl, buy your wife a school uniform.

    Ladies never trust or love a guy who texts you “I MISS YOU” only when it’s raining because you are not an umbrella.

    Keep every part of your towel clean because the part that cleans your buttocks today will wipe your face tomorrow.

    If you have attended 200 weddings and you are still single you are not different from a canopy

  • While some of these are funny, I hope you know Mugabe did not actually say them. https://www.pulse.com.gh/filla/top-20-hilarious-mugabe-quotes-he-never-said/t741esk

    • Mugabe was known as the “intellectual” despot. He has over 1 million plus followers on Facebook. His most famous quote in my opinion.
      When they move from Europe to Africa-Voyages of discovery
      When we move to Europe to Africa-illegal immigrant
      A group of Africans in Europe = Refugees
      A group of Europeans in Africa = Tourist
      A group of Africans in the Bush = Poachers
      A group of Europeans in the bush=Hunters
      Black people working in foreign country = foreigners
      White people working in foreign country = expatriates
      The world has failed Africa.

    • Tyehimba Salandy: I generally enjoy reading the work of Richard Drayton… This piece ish in many ways a more nuanced narrative of Robert Mugabe than the ones that are masquerading as journalism on British state media (BBC) and other mainstream websites. However, a closer read shows a subtler version of the same racist narratives that Mugabe and Zimbabwe has been subjected to. It is a dangerous piece because it gives a more balanced view of some aspects, while doubling down and perpetuating the typical racist narratives of Mugabe and his legacy.

      Richard Drayton says “This 1990s and early 2000s period was accompanied by high levels of violence of all kinds, and a collapse of the economy. Trade unions and demonstrations met state repression. Opposition politicians were harassed. ”

      Richard just drops the line about “a collapse of the economy” as if the economy just collapsed out of thin air. Zimbabwe was under tremendous pressure of economic terrorism in the form of foreign covert operations, sabotage and sanctions. Western powers made no secret of the agenda. In 2005 US Secretary of State Chester Crooker spoke openly about making the Zimbabwean economy scream to make the people turn from Mugabe and ZANU PF.

      This also relates to the second sentence quoted above. The fact is, just like any other country who was in conflict with the West, Zimbabwe had to clamp down on media, trade unions, opposition parties and NGO’s because these are the mechanisms by which western powers overthrow leaders and gain control. Zimbabwe’s opposition party and leader were openly supported and funded by the UK. So to talk about state repression of these institutions without the context of the violence of imperialism is disingenuous. On the ground, both government supporters and opposition supporters acted excessively.

      “Ndebele Zimbabweans felt this was a Shona-biased regime, while White and Asian Zimbabweans were made to feel unsafe, and to have their membership in the nation brought into question.”

      Again this statement is very suspect. Its as if the notion is that the FEELINGS of whites and Asians should be more important than ordinary dispossessed Black Zimbabweans receiving justice and resources. White and Asians in Zimbabwe have generally been aligned with imperial agendas against the interest of ordinary Zimbabweans. It is impossible for Zimbabwe to address inequality and the imperial legacy without these groups feeling threatened.

      British persons, and other Europeans may sneer contemptuously at so-called violent African authoritarian leaders. Richard even identified Mugabe as possibly being influenced by authoritarian leaders in Russia, India and Pakistan, yet conveniently neglects that the violence and repression by Britain far outweigh all those countries put together. Please see the documentary by John Pilger called Stealing a Nation. Trying to psycho-analyse Robert Mugabe in this way comes across poorly.

      “It is in that late 1990s moment that the IMF decided to put the squeeze on Zimbabwe, and he became the ‘African Hitler’ of the British right-wing press.”

      This statement is a half truth…. Mugabe became the target of racist demonization and vitriol not only from white wing press, but from liberal, leftist and so-called progressive media and persons in Britain and elsewhere. Even when white “progressives” get it wrong, their views along with those of the obviously ideological mainstream media dominate the global perceptions of Zimbabwe and other places.

      It is impossible to simply understand Mugabe and Zimbabwe without understanding how racism has meant that Mugabe is subjected to deeper scrutiny, and the information that (mis) informs this scrutiny is dominated by the same western media which have been hell-bent on distorting facts to support their regime change agenda. Any deeper understanding of Mugabe must recognise that understanding his legacy is complicated by the magnitude of American and European distortions and how these distortions are so prominent in the global production of knowledge.

      Of course, the fact that Mugabe has been subject to such deep racist demonization and distortions does not mean that he did not make mistakes. I myself have a lot of issues with some of his choices. At the same time, we have to understand that the constant interventions and threats meant that he did not have the space and comfort to dialogue issues and evolve his perspectives, as he was always under the gun.

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