Robert Mugabe
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"Robert Gabriel Mugabe" is a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who is the List of Presidents of Zimbabwe/President of Zimbabwe. As one of the leaders of the liberation movement/rebel groups against white minority rule, he was elected as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe/Prime Minister, head of government, in 1980, and served in that office until 1987, when he became the country's first executive head of state. He has led the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF) since 1975.

Mugabe rose to prominence in the 1960s as the Secretary General of Zimbabwe African National Union/ZANU during the conflict against the conservative white minority government of Rhodesia. Mugabe was a political prisoner in Rhodesia for more than 10 years between 1964 and 1974. Upon release Mugabe, along with Edgar Tekere, left Rhodesia in 1975 to re-join the fight during the Rhodesian Bush War from bases in Mozambique.

At the end of the war in 1979, Mugabe emerged as a hero in the minds of many Africans.cite news


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Cricket civilizes people and creates good gentlemen I want everyone to play cricket in Zimbabwe; I want ours to be a nation of gentlemen.

We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.

We don't mind having sanctions banning us from Europe. We are not Europeans.

Having restored land to the people, ... We have learnt a host of lessons, all pointing to the challenge of ensuring food security for the people.

It could never be a correct justification that, because the whites oppressed us yesterday when they had power, that the blacks must oppress them today because they have power.

Countries such as the U.S. and Britain have taken it upon themselves to decide for us in the developing world, even to interfere in our domestic affairs and to bring about what they call regime change.

Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy!"

If the choice were made, one for us to lose our sovereignty and become a member of the Commonwealth or remain with our sovereignty and lose the membership of the Commonwealth, I would say let the Commonwealth go.

Let (British Prime Minister Tony) Blair hear it. We are not for the British bidder either.