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Echoes Of Mugabe’s Death In Foreign Hospital - TheCityPulseNews.com
The death of Robert Mugabe, former President of Zimbabwe on Sept. 6, at the Gleneagles Hospital, in Singapore, once again raised the issue of medical tourism by African leaders. Mugabe, born Feb.21, 1924, ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years, from independence in 1980 until 2017, when he was toppled, went for the treatment in April. The death of the sit-tight leader had continued to elicit reactions from world leaders and scholars. In his condolence message to President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe,President Muhammadu Buhari described late Mugabe as highly intelligent and courageous leader that fought and sacrificed so much to liberate his country and free his people from minority occupation. Buhari said: “He was also in the vanguard of the fight to free several countries of Southern Africa from apartheid and colonialism. He was a true pan-Africanist and patriot. Africa has lost one of its finest sons. “Mugabe led his country to greater heights after independence, until the economic sanctions imposed by Western countries, on account of dispossessing land occupied by white Zimbabweans, crippled his country economically.” Mnangagwa while declaring days of national mourning, extolled the virtues of Mugabe, stressing that he dedicated himself to the development of the country before and …