Previous President Jerry John Rawlings has described former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe as a “fearless liberation fighter.”
In a tribute to the late Mugabe, Mr. Rawlings explained Ghanaians who had been acquainted with Africa’s battle for liberty will be saddened by the former’s demise.
“Ghanaians, in particular these acquainted with Africa’s epic struggle for freedom, justice, and dignity, are greatly saddened by the irreplaceable decline of a single of our continent’s most inspiring liberation fighters.He was not only a common and fearless liberation fighter Mugabe was not only a teacher, but most of all an extraordinary moral compass.”
In accordance to Mr. Rawlings, Zimbabwe, attained a outstanding and enviable status globally soon soon after attaining independence by way of Robert Mugabe’s fantastic management.
“Though Zimbabwe, in contrast to most African nations around the world, shed the yoke of colonialism in 1980, through Robert Mugabe’s fantastic leadership the country arrived to assume a well known and enviable position globally shortly just after attaining independence.”
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo dispatched a Federal government delegation which was led by Mr. Rawlings to represent Ghana at the funeral company of previous President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe.
Mugabe died very last Friday in Singapore at the age of 95 and is scheduled to be buried on Sunday, September 15.
Underneath is Mr. Rawlings’ tribute
PRESIDENT RAWLINGS Provides TRIBUTE ON BEHALF OF THE PRESIDENT AND Folks OF GHANA AT PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE’S FUNERAL
We are below to sign up for you to bid goodbye to one of the most formidable warriors in this continent. And I come to feel in particular privileged to characterize my region and President Nana Akufo-Addo to provide this humble tribute. I thank those who preceded me for what they also experienced to say.
Ghanaians, especially those familiar with Africa’s epic struggle for flexibility, justice, and dignity, are considerably saddened by the irreplaceable loss of 1 of our continent’s most inspiring liberation fighters.
He was not only a preferred and fearless liberation fighter Mugabe was not only a trainer, but most of all an spectacular ethical compass.
Our enduring affection for Robert Gabriel Mugabe was equally rooted in the solid bonds of brotherhood that derived not only from his rising up, studying and teaching in Ghana but also from marrying a Ghanaian girl called Sally Francesca Hayfron. The wife of his youth, now interred in the Heroes Acre in this article in Harare supported him with youthful enthusiasm, electricity and wit as he wrestled his indigenous Zimbabwe from the throes of ruthless colonialism.
Though Zimbabwe, contrary to most African nations around the world, drop the yoke of colonialism in 1980, by means of Robert Mugabe’s excellent management the state arrived to suppose a notable and enviable standing globally soon just after attaining independence.
Till his demise, President Mugabe had continuously demonstrated his steadfast motivation to our shared vision of the Africa We Want as defined in the Agenda 2063 system document.
His continuous existence and eloquent speeches in important international gatherings this kind of as the African Union summits and the United Nations Common Assembly invariably carried echoes of the vision of “An Integrated, Prosperous, and Tranquil Africa, driven by its possess citizens and representing a dynamic drive in the Intercontinental arena.”
From his fledging decades as a politician until eventually the twilight of his time, he never misplaced his oratory expertise and sharpness of wit. It is doubtful if his most rabid critics could fault his dialectic deductions and energy to persuade. He obviously comprehended the internal and external forces that continued to impede Africa’s realisation of that vision and courageously did all he could to restrain them.
Those people who are acquainted with the tragedies that have characterised much of Africa’s article-independence era will no question appreciate how the burning desire of Robert Mugabe to stop colonial exploitation attained him the wrath of the similar aggressive international passions that have been responsible for discrediting and destabilising most of our progressive rulers.
Our tears stream freely and uncontrollably for our departed hero. An untiring steward of African progress. A pioneer of Black assertiveness and an implacable opponent of Neo-colonialism. We salute his memory as his soul marches on to sign up for the great patriarchs of our continent in eternity.
On behalf of my President, Nana Akufo-Addo and on my possess behalf, I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to Madam Grace Mugabe and the family members and youngsters.
Farewell excellent a single and relaxation in peace.