The United States government has extended its condolences to the people mourning the death of former Zimbabwe president and ‘Guerilla movement’ leader Robert Mugabe.
However, the States department has sharply criticised the man who stayed in power for 37 years.
The department argues that despite Mugabe helping liberate Zimbabwe he misused his power to abuse human rights and mismanage the economy of the country.
“Robert Mugabe helped liberate Zimbabwe, but his human rights abuses and gross
During nearly four decades in power, Robert Mugabe devastated a country with enormous potential. He slaughtered political opponents in the 1980s, used security forces to abuse the opposition and civil society, enriched his family and inner circle through massive corruption…
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) September 7, 2019
economic mismanagement impoverished millions and betrayed his people’s hopes for their nation,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus stated.
The states also stated that they are supporting Zimbabwe and her people towards achieving a better future.
The former president who was overthrown in a coup in 2017 died while receiving treatment in a Singapore hospital.
Kenyan leaders including President Uhuru Kenyatta and former President Mwai Kibaki are among African leaders who have already send their condolences following the death of Mugabe.