GALLERY: 95 and counting - Mugabe through the years

 
 
 
  • Then-President Robert Mugabe, his daughter Bona and wife Grace cast their votes at a polling station at a primary school in the Highfield district of Harare during the country's general elections on July 30, 2018. (Zinyange Auntony, AFP)
  • A photo taken on November 22, 2017 shows newspapers for sale in Harare, the day after the resignation of president Robert Mugabe who ruled for 37 years. (Tony Karumba, AFP)
  • Robert Mugabe delivers a speech during a graduation ceremony at the Zimbabwe Open University in Harare, where he presides as the Chancellor on November 17, 2017. (Jekesai Njikizana, AFP)
  • A picture taken on February 21, 2017 shows a cake bearing a portrait of Robert Mugabe during a private ceremony to celebrate hiss 93rd birthday in Harare. (Jekesai Njikizana, AFP)
  • Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko greet then-President Robert Mugabe and his spouse Grace Mugabe upon their arrival at the Imperial palace in Tokyo on March 28, 2016. (Kazuhiro Nogi, AFP)

  • Robert Mugabe looks on after arriving at Halim airport in Jakarta on April 21, 2015 ahead of the opening of Asian-African Conference (Bay Ismoyo, AFP)
  • Robert Mugabe addresses the 68th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York on September 26, 2013. (Mike Segar, AFP, Pool)
  • Robert Mugabe addresses at a rally in Harare on July 28, 2013, three days before the country heads to the polls. (Alexander Joe, AFP)
  • Robert Mugabe samples meat products at the ZAMBEEF (the largest beef producer in Zambia) Chisamba office on August 4, 2012 in Lusaka. (Joseph Mwenda, AFP)
  • Robert Mugabe (2nd-L) inspects the honour guard by Uganda's military at Entebbe airport in this October 21, 2009. (Peter Busomoke, AFP)
  • Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace greet delegates attending the ZANU-PF party's extraordinary congress in Harare on December 13, 2007. (Alexander Joe, AFP)
  • Robert Mugabe arrives on April 18, 2006 at the National Sports Stadium in Harare to mark the country's 26th Independence anniversary. (STR, AFP)
  • Then-South African President Thabo Mbeki is welcomed by re-elected President Robert Mugabe upon his arrival at Harare airport on March 18, 2002. (Alexander Joe, AFP)
  • Supporters then-President Robert Mugabe crowd on June 23, 2000 at the Mugabe's last campaign rally in Chinhoyi, on the eve of the June 24-25 parliamentary elections. (Alexander Joe, AFP)

  • Then-South African President Nelson Mandela (L) and then-President Robert Mugabe (2nd L) watch a dancer at Harare airport May 19, 1997 after Mandela's arrival for a three-day state. (David Brazier, AFP)
  • Robert Mugabe, newly elected chairperson of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), officially declares the economic section of the conference opened on June 3, 1997. (Walter Dhladhla, AFP)
  • Then-US President George Bush talks with then-President Robert Mugabe 24 July 1991,on a three-day official working visit to the US. (Luke Frazza, AFP)
  • Then-Cuban President Fidel Castro shares a laugh with then-President Canaan Banana and former prime minister Robert Mugabe (L) as he arrives in Harare on August 31, 1986. (Dominique Faget, AFP)
  • Zimbabwean Prime minister and leader of the ZANU party, Robert Mugabe, is seen, in March 1980, in Harare after winning the general elections. (Scanpix Sweden, AFP)
  • Members of the black nationalist guerrillas of the Zimbabwe African Liberation Army (ZALA), led by Robert Mugabe, stage a rally on February 6, 1980 somewhere in Zimbabwe, before the general elections. (AFP)