What are the key points of the legacy of Robert Mugabe
The legacy of Robert Mugabe, the former President of Zimbabwe, is also complex and controversial. Some of the key points of his legacy include:
Liberation struggle: Mugabe was a key figure in the liberation struggle against white minority rule in Zimbabwe, and played a major role in achieving independence for the country in 1980. He is widely regarded as a hero by many Zimbabweans for his role in the liberation struggle.
Land reform: One of Mugabe’s most controversial policies was the land reform program, which sought to address the legacy of colonialism by redistributing land from white farmers to landless black Zimbabweans. While the policy was initially popular, it was later criticized for being poorly implemented and leading to economic decline and food shortages.
Human rights abuses: Mugabe’s regime was characterized by widespread human rights abuses, including political violence, torture, and suppression of free speech and political dissent. Mugabe was accused of using violence and intimidation to maintain his grip on power, and his regime was criticized by human rights groups and Western governments.
Economic mismanagement: Under Mugabe’s leadership, Zimbabwe experienced a significant decline in economic growth and a surge in inflation. The country became increasingly isolated from the international community, and Mugabe’s policies were blamed for exacerbating the country’s economic problems.
Personal wealth: Mugabe’s regime was also marked by allegations of corruption and personal enrichment. Mugabe and his inner circle were accused of using their positions of power to accumulate vast personal wealth, while ordinary Zimbabweans struggled to make ends meet.
Overall, Mugabe’s legacy is one of both achievements and failures. While he played a key role in achieving independence for Zimbabwe and was widely admired for his role in the liberation struggle, his regime was characterized by economic mismanagement, human rights abuses, and allegations of corruption. His legacy remains a subject of debate and controversy in Zimbabwe and beyond.
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Life Under Robert Mugabe | Finding Mercy: An Undercover Investigation in Zimbabwe (Documentary)
29 aug 2021
A gripping, heart-wrenching, and very different look at the Mugabe era. At the age of eight, filmmaker Robyn Paterson and her best friend, Mercy, were poster children for the new Zimbabwe. Robyn as pale-skinned as Mercy was dark, the girls were a symbol that all was well in the independent nation. Robyn greeted Comrade Robert Mugabe with flowers as he stepped from a plane at a Zimbabwe air-force base. But Zimbabwe was not all that it seemed. Only a few miles away, Mercy’s Matabele tribespeople were being massacred by Mugabe’s special forces.
A generation later, Robyn begins a high-risk ground search across Zimbabwe – desperate to know what has happened to her friend. Along the way, she faces the dangers of filming in a country hostile to media, the shock of what is still going on behind closed doors, and the stark differences that she and Mercy have come to symbolize.
3 The story of Robert Mugabe’s downfall – BBC Newsnight
4 Robert Mugabe: End of the dictator
22 nov 2017
For a week Robert Mugabe clung to power in Zimbabwe – refusing to resign as President. But on Tuesday night his ruthless 37-year rule was over.
His political opponents – and ordinary Zimbabweans – celebrated the downfall of the man who came to power as a freedom fighter – and left a despot.
6 Historic Robert Mugabe interview: Prime Minister of Zimbabwe | 60 Minutes Australia
7 Robert Mugabe – Hero or Villain? | Inside Story
6 sep 2019
Former Zimbabwean president dies at the age of 95
Robert Mugabe was a divisive figure right up until he died on Friday in a Singapore hospital.
Some saw Zimbabwe’s first leader after independence from Britain as a liberator.
His critics say he was a dictator and tyrant who left the country – once known as Africa’s fruit basket – in economic ruin.
Mugabe was deposed in a military coup in 2017.
So what legacy does he leave? And how will Zimbabwe emerge from his shadow?
Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Patrick Chinamasa – Zanu-PF party member who served as Robert Mugabe’s finance minister
Alex Magaisa – Former chief adviser to the former Zimbabwean Prime Minister and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai
David Moore – Professor of Development Studies at the University of Johannesburg
8 🇿🇼 Robert Mugabe is gone, but what next for Zimbabwe? – The Stream
Live gestreamd op 21 nov 2017
After 37 years, Robert Mugabe’s tenure as president of Zimbabwe is at an end.
The 93-year-old resigned on Tuesday days after the military stepped in and protests against him broke out on the streets.
But observers say Zimbabwe is bigger than Mugabe – and his removal from office will not necessarily be a panacea for the nation’s ills. Although he remains a father figure and anti-colonial hero for some Zimbabweans, he’s also accused of political crackdowns and presiding over a sputtering economy beset by hyperinflation, debt and youth unemployment.
So what next and what sort of country do people want now? The Stream discusses with a panel of Zimbabweans.
9 Zimbabwe crackdown: ‘Nothing has changed’ – BBC Newsnight
22 jan 2019
Has Zimbabwe swapped one brutal authoritarian leader for another?
As a deadly crackdown on violent protests forces Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa to cut short a trip in Europe, Newsnight asks what happened to the reforms promised after Robert Mugabe’s reign ended.
Alex Magaisa – former advisor to the opposition leader Morgan Tsangarai – and Xavier Zavare, a spokesperson for the governing party Zanu-PF, join Emily Maitlis.
John Sweeney and Andrew Harding report.
Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs TV programme – with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.
10 The truth about Mugabe and the downfall of Zimbabwe – mini documentary
This mini documentary video takes a dive into the main events that led to the collapse of Zimbabwe’s economy as well as give a new perspective on a chain of such events. It also looks at events that took place during colonial Zimbabwe and how they potentially led to the collapse o Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe’s Rule
11 Inside Zimbabwe: We speak to young people on the run, in fear and in hiding
21 jan 2019
In Zimbabwe a week of protests and a brutal government crackdown have forced President Mnangagwa to curtail his trip to Davos and rush home.
Zimbabweans have been protesting at dramatic fuel price hikes and more than 12 people have been killed in the violence. The country’s High Court has also ordered that the internet should be restored after it was shut down by the state. The government says it will not stand by and watch violence and looting by protesters, but its response so far “is just a foretaste of things to come…”
12 Hoe werkt een dakloze man Besteed $ 100?
I wasn’t expecting to get this kind of footage … to be honest, I thought this video would initially be more of a nude homeless video. But I’m so glad I was able to witness and capture such a beautiful moment. This has to be one of the most amazing experience so far on this channel. I didn’t just help a homeless man, but I actually met an incredible human being and friend. We followed him for a few miles for almost an hour or so. Later in the day, we took him out to eat and got him a hotel to stay. The more I talk to him, the more I feel how sincere he is …. I gave him my number and told him to call me if he needs help. This again proved that not all homeless people are bad people. Never judge a book by his coverage. A love! 🙂
20 Heavy Box Helpers Gag
4 mei 2011