12 Things You Should Know About Late Robert Mugabe


Former Zimbabwe president, Robert Mugabe, has died at the age of 95, after a long battle with ill health.

It is in this light that Information Nigeria brings to you, 12 things you should know about the late politician.

His full name is Robert Gabriel Mugabe. He was born on 21st February 1924 in Kutama, Southern Rhodesia, which is now Zimbabwe.

Gabriel Matibili was his father. He was a carpenter. His mother, Bona, was from the Shona ethnic group.

It was Ghana, where he met his wife Sally Hayfron for the first time and got married to her. However, he got married to Grace Marufu, who is his present wife, after Sally’s death.

He had one son with Sally Hayfron, but he died at the age of 4. He has two sons and one daughter with Grace Marufu.

Some sources also report that Mugabe’s father went to South Africa to work at a Jesuit mission when Mugabe was still a little boy, but he never came back home.

His mother was left alone to raise Mugabe and his three other siblings on her own.

Robert Mugabe tried to help his mother by tending cows and doing odd jobs in his childhood.

Robert Mugabe had a special interest in education. He had his schooling under the guidance of the school director Father O’Hea

After his university education at Fort Hare, he worked briefly as a teacher in Southern Rhodesia and Ghana.

He was imprisoned between 1964 and 1974 for making anti-government statements.

Robert Mugabe does not seem to care much about proper travel documentation.

Robert Mugabe was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1981.


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