The death of former Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, has been announced, he was aged 95, Newz NG reports.
Newz NG had earlier reported that the former leader passed away in Singapore, where he was undergoing treatment.
President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, confirmed the death of the first post-independent president of the country.
“It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe”, Mnangagwa wrote on Twitter.
Here are some of late Robert Mugabe’s infamous quotes, as compiled by Newz NG, Friday morning.
“Only God, who appointed me, will remove me – not the MDC, not the British. Only God will remove me!” – Election rally, 2008.
- MDC is an opposition party.
“If President Barrack Obama wants me to allow same-sex marriage in my country (Zimbabwe), he must come here so I marry him first.”
“It’s only in South Africa that an illiterate villager thinks a qualified medical doctor from another African country, is the reason for his unemployment.”
“South Africans will kick down the statue of a white man but won’t even attempt to slap a live one. Yet they can stone to death a black man simply because he is a foreigner.”
“No African girl will chose six pack over six cars… So stop going to the gym and go to work!”
“If all women in the world decide to pause sex until the cure for aids is found, men would find the cure in 30 days.”
“Welcome to Africa, where you steal money from home and help them look for it.”
“It is hard to bewitch African girls these days. Each time you take a piece of their hair to a witch doctor, either an innocent Brazilian girl gets hurt, or a factory in India catches fire.”
“Our message is always: Today is our day and tomorrow, you the young people, is your day.”
“If you can shave your eyebrows completely and redraw them with an eye pencil, don’t ask for money to do your hair, you can equally shave your head bald and draw the weave of your choice.”
“Nothing makes a woman more confused than being in a relationship with a broke man who is extremely good in bed.”
“Some of the girls today can’t even jog for five minutes but expect a guy to last in bed for two hours. Your selfishness demands a one week crusade.”
“If you are a married man and find yourself attracted to schoolgirls, just buy yourself a school uniform.”
“God is the greatest inventor ever, he took the rib of a man and invented a loud speaker.”
“I have died many times – that’s where I have beaten Christ. Christ died once and resurrected once.” – To state radio on his 88th birthday.
“We are no longer going to ask for the land, we are going to take it without negotiating.” – To great Britain
“Africa must revert to what it was before the imperialists divided it. These are artificial divisions which we, in our pan-African concept, will seek to remove.” – Speech at Salisbury, 1962.
“Stay with us, please remain in this country and constitute a nation based on national unity.” – A plea to the white population of Zimbabwe at a rally in 1980.
“Our (political) party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy.” – During a rally in 2002.
“We ask, was he born out of homosexuality? We need continuity in our race, and that comes from the woman, and no to homosexuality. John and John, no; Maria and Maria, no. They are worse than dogs and pigs. I keep pigs and the male pig knows the female one.” – Interview on same-sex marriage in 2015.
“We equally reject attempts to prescribe ‘new rights’ that are contrary to our values, norms, traditions, and beliefs. We are not gays!” – UN General Assembly, 2015.
“Britain is a very cold, uninhabitable country with small houses.” – Mutare rally, 2013.
“We are still exchanging blows with the British government. They are using gay gangsters. Each time I pass through London, the gangster regime of Blair ‘expresses its dismay’.” – Reference to an incident in which human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell attempted a citizens’ arrest on Mugabe during a visit to London in October, 1999.
“We have fought for our land, we have fought for our sovereignty, small as we are we have won our independence and we are prepared to shed our blood … So, Blair keep your England, and let me keep my Zimbabwe.” – Earth Summit, South Africa, 2002.
“I am still the Hitler of the time. This Hitler has only one objective: justice for his people, sovereignty for his people, recognition of the independence of his people and their rights over their resources. If that is Hitler, then let me be Hitler tenfold. Ten times, that is what we stand for.” – State funeral of a cabinet minister, 2003.
“Our economy is a hundred times better than the average African economy. Outside South Africa, what country is [as good as] Zimbabwe? … What is lacking now are goods on the shelves – that is all.” – State broadcast, 2007.
“Cricket civilizes people and creates good gentlemen. I want everyone to play cricket in Zimbabwe; I want ours to be a nation of gentlemen.”
“Let Mr (George) Bush read history correctly. Let him realise that both personally and in his representative capacity as the president of the United States, he stands for this ‘civilisation’, which occupied, which colonised, which incarcerated, which killed. He has much to atone for and very little to lecture us on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. His hands drip with [the] innocent blood of many nationalities.” – UN General Assembly, 2007.
“I’ve just concluded – since President Obama endorses same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people, and enjoys an attractive countenance – thus if it becomes necessary, I shall travel to Washington, DC, get down on my knee, and ask his hand.” – State radio interview, 2015.
“Some of us were embarrassed, if not frightened, by what appeared to be the return of the biblical giant gold Goliath. Are we having a return of Goliath to our midst, who threatens the extinction of other countries?” – UN General Assembly, 2017.
“May I say to the United States President, Mr Trump, please blow your trumpet. Blow your trumpet in a musical way towards the values of unity, peace, cooperation, togetherness, dialogue, which we have always stood for.” – UN General Assembly, 2017.
“Grooming a successor, is it an inheritance? In a democratic party, you don’t want leaders appointed that way. They have to be appointed properly by the people.” – TV interview, 2016.