Controversial Former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Dies At 95

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The world is reacting to the news that the controversial former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has died today at the age of 95.

Sadly, Mugabe’s legacy is that of corruption, greed and violence against his people and the animals of Zimbabwe, he led his country into economic collapse and turned his country into a pariah state.

Mugabe and his wife Grace had Zimbabwe’s young elephants culled and sold to safari parks in China and reportedly even ate a baby elephant on his 91st birthday.

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s current leader, announced the news on Twitter but did not disclose the cause of the former President’s death. Mugabe, who’s health had been declining over the last couple years, had been receiving medical treatment in Singapore since April 2019. Meanwhile, as previously reported by WAN, Grace Mugabe is still awaiting trial for conspiring with the Chinese government to smuggle Ivory out of Zimbabwe.

Robert Mugabe became prime minister of the new Republic of Zimbabwe after British rule ended in 1980, and became president seven years later. He was forced to resign days after the army staged a coup in November 2017.

“Considering the devastation that Mugabe has unleashed on this country, we could only hope that his death could usher in a new era. The people and the animals of Zimbabwe deserve better than he ever gave them,” said Mark Robinson Founder of Cecil the Lion Organization

WAN & Peace 4 Animals have recently visited Zimbabwe to build relationships with those on the ground who are working to protect the last of Zimbabwe’s great species and explore ways to work with the community to ensure that both humans and animals find a way to peacefully coexist in the county in order to protect endangered species and its natural resources.

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