BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI: A monster rampaged through Zimbabwe, and SA cheered him on
John Vorster forced Ian Smith to the negotiating table; SA rejected the chance to do the same to Robert Mugabe
Now that Robert Mugabe has finally kicked the bucket, we will no doubt be inundated with stories portraying him as a hero and a revolutionary who not only freed Zimbabwe but brought dignity and respect to Africa and its diaspora. That’s balderdash. The man was a monster. An absolute villain. He was evil. He turned what should have been a dream future for the people of Zimbabwe into an absolute nightmare.
The fact that he died seeking medical care in a foreign country speaks volumes. In almost four decades in power, he succeeded in destroying the infrastructure and facilities in his country.