Monday, September 9, 2019 - US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has no kind words for Robert Mugabe, the former long serving Zimbabwean President who died last week aged 95.
Mugabe passed on while undergoing treatment in Singapore, two years after his 37-year-regime was ended via a military coup.
Taking to twitter, Pompeo said Mugabe ‘devastated a country with enormous potential’ and ‘used his security forces to abuse the opposition and civil society and enriched his family and inner circle through massive corruption’
While announcing his death, Zimbabwe’s current President, Emmerson Mnagangwa, described Mugabe as an icon of liberation and a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people.
Closer home, President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered flags to be flown half-mast in honor of the departed leader.
Mugabe’s body will arrive in Zimbabwe on Wednesday and taken to his rural home in Kutuma, about 85km Southwest of Harare, before being placed in a giant stadium for public viewing.
Check out Pompeo’s tweets below.
The Kenyan DAILY POST