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ZIMBABWE: Robert Mugabe: The greatest trick the devil ever played

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Robert Mugabe watches a video presentation during the summit of the Southern African Development Community in Johannesburg, August 17, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings


The fallacy of the hero-turned-villain narrative of Robert Mugabe is the greatest trick this devil ever played.

The closest I have to feeling anything is quiet, seething rage.

Rage that this man who killed thousands and destroyed so many livelihoods has died without facing justice for his atrocities. I am not religious but want now more than anything to hang tightly to the promise of purgatory – the halfway house and hell’s holding cell.

He escaped justice in this life, I pray it is waiting for him in the next. I hope he is “under arrest” right now and will be denied bail just as he arrested and denied the thousands he persecuted in his four decades in power.

Many say they are conflicted about Mugabe – whom they call a pan Africanist, father of the Zimbabwean nation and a hero turned villain. I personally do not suffer from this conflict.
Liberation hero?

Credited by some for his gallant role in leading Zanu in the last very short leg of the liberation struggle from 1975 to 1979 – only four years – he gets far more credit than he deserves.

The gallantry and heroism, according to his closest comrades, is manufactured.

His recruiter into the liberation struggle and companion on the surreptitious journey to Mozambique, Edgar Tekere former secretary general of Zanu PF, spoke in his book, of a reluctant, scared and unwilling participant of the struggle into which he was foisted because he with his multiple academic degrees, he spoke and wrote well compared to the other guerillas.

—— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: September 12, 2019 at 03:20PM

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