Africa

Uhuru’s message to African leaders during Mugabe’s funeral

President Uhuru Kenyatta has this Saturday mourned former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe as an iconic leader who prioritized Africa’s interests.

Uhuru was speaking in Harare at the funeral ceremony organised to mourn Mugabe who passed away last week, aged 95.

“Comrade Mugabe always put African interests first, and did not shy away from pushing for the ownership and prudent utilization of African resources for the benefits of the African people,” said Uhuru’s.

He added: “As African leaders we should continue to champion African interests as an endearing tribute to the late comrade Mugabe, another departed icon of the African political and economic liberation struggle.”

Mugabe’s health is said to have deteriorated after he was ousted from power by the current Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa in 2017.

His 37 year rule received credit and criticism in equal measure.

He is highly credited for the armed economic struggle that led to Zimbabwe’s independence.

His critics however blame him for economic sabotage and autocracy in the southern Africa country.

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