Robert Mugabe: Atiku pays glowing tribute to former Zimbabwean president

Robert Mugabe: Atiku pays glowing tribute to former Zimbabwean president

- Atiku Abubakar has reacted to news of the death of former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe

- Mugabe died in the early hours of Friday, September 6, in Singapore at the age of 95

- In a glowing tribute, Atiku described Mugabe as a hero of the African liberation struggle

As tributes continue to pour in for former president of Zimbabwe, the Late Robert Mugabe, who died on Friday, September 6, former vice president Atiku Abubakar has commiserated with family members of the political activist.

In a post on Facebook, the former vice president said though Mugabe had flaws like everyone else, he loved his country and its people, and took practical and patriotic steps to improve their well being.

He wrote: "Robert Mugabe was a hero of the African liberation struggle. No man is perfect and he had his flaws, but nobody can take this fact away from him: That he loved his country and its people, and took practical and patriotic steps to improve their well being."

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Atiku stated that Mugabe gave the people of Zimbabwe something greater than freedom.

According to him, the political activist lived a long life and his footsteps in the sands of times cannot be erased.

He added that African leaders have a lot to learn from his many successes, and even more to learn from his inevitable mistakes.

The former vice president condoled with Mugabe's family, the government and people of Zimbabwe.

Read his tribute below:

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Mugabe died at the age of 95 after battling ill health. He passed away in the early hours of Friday, September 6, in Singapore.

Reacting to the news of his death, former president, Goodluck Jonathan, said the continent has lost a great nationalist. According to him, Mugabe will continue to live in the minds of all those who love freedom.

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