Robert Mugabe was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then served as President from 1987 to 2017. He was a revolutionary and the longest-serving leader of Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia). Below are the facts about Robert Mugabe that many may not know about him:
1.Robert Gabriel Mugabe was born on 21 February 1924 in Kutama, Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).
2.Mugabe married two wives in his lifetime, first to a Ghanaian Sally Hayfron when he was in Ghana, she died in 1992, and however, he got married to Grace Marufu in 1996.
3.He had a son with Sally Hayfron, but he died at the age of 4. He has two sons and one daughter with Grace Marufu making of four children total.
4.Mugabe had a good influence on his childhood as he was supervised by a Jesuit Father O’Hea, who taught him that all people are equal and directed toward educational fulfillment.
13.Robert Mugabe was appointed World Health Organization (WHO) goodwill ambassador, but it was revoked by the WHO due to international condemnation.
14.Mugabe and his wife negotiated a deal before his resignation, under which he and his kins are exempted from prosecution, his business interest will remain untouched and he is set to receive a payment of at least $10 million, which he got after he resigned.
15.He died on 6 September 2019, at the age of 95 at Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore.