6 Sep 2019

Former Zimbabwe MP remembers Robert Mugabe

From Checkpoint, 6:08 pm on 6 September 2019

Robert Mugabe, former prime minister and president of Zimbabwe, whose rule was mired in accusations of human rights abuses and corruption, has died aged 95.

His 40-year leadership of the former British colony was marked with bloodshed, persecution of political opponents, and vote-rigging on a large scale.

David Coltart is a founding member of the Opposition Movement for Democratic Change.

He is a former Zimbabwean Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, in a government of national unity, and joins us from Bulawayo in Zimbabwe.