It's complicated: Zimbabweans see Mugabe's legacy as mixed


September 6, 2019

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean politician summed up her reaction to Robert Mugabe's death with one word: Complicated.

Mugabe, 95, stood tall on the world stage for decades, first as a celebrated liberator and then as a combative enforcer, loathed by many of the Zimbabweans who once loved him.

The mark — a raw wound, some would say —that he left on long-suffering Zimbabwe will be felt long after Mugabe, who could be as charming as he was remorseless, died in a hospital far from home.

In November 2017, euphoria swept Harare when Mugabe resigned after nearly four decades in power t...

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