PICS | Robert Mugabe has died at 95

 
 
 
  • Robert Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe since 1980. (AFP, file)
  • Robert Mugabe led Zimbabwe with an iron fist from 1980 to 2017. (Odd Andersen, AFP, file)
  • Robert Mugabe came to power on a wave of international goodwill, promising reconciliation with whites who stayed on in the former Rhodesia after a 12-year bush war. (AFP, file)
  • In the early 1980s, Robert Mugabe launched a brutal attack on dissidents in the southern Matabeleland provinces. (AFP, file)
  • In 1999, former South African President Nelson Mandela and his Zimbabwean and Namibian counterparts President Robert Mugabe and Sam Nujoma shake hands after a joint press conference in Pretoria. (Odd Andersen, AFP, file)
  • President Robert Mugabe kisses his wife and first lady Grace Mugabe during the country's 37th Independence Day celebrations at the National Sports Stadium in Harare. (Jekesai Njikizana, AFP, file)
  • Robert Mugabe's security chief drew up a quick plan of attack when he lost the first round of presidential elections to Morgan Tsvangirai in 2008. (AFP, file)
  • In much of southern Africa, Robert Mugabe was seen as a brave leader who'd dared to challenge - and humiliate - white settlers by retaking their land. (AFP, file)
  • As Robert Mugabe turned 90, the president became an unlikely fashion icon. Soccer supporters jostled to wear a 'Hovhorosi-style' overall, emblazoned with the president's signature. (Getty Images, file)
  • Robert Mugabe. (Netwerk24)