IN HONOUR OF HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE ON THE CELEBRATION OF HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY
The Story Begins….
Born in the village of Kutama, south-west of the capital on 21st February 1924, he was educated by Jesuits and went on to become a teacher before joining the liberation struggle, spending 11 years in prison and becoming Zimbabwe’s first leader in 1980.
The Quest for Revolutionary Ideas….
From 1955-1960 Mr. Mugabe embarked on his teaching call. After graduating, Mugabe lectured at Chalimbana Teacher Training College in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) from 1955–1958, thereafter he taught at
St. Mary’s Boys’ Secondary School at Apowa-Takoradi my alma mata, in the Western region of Ghana after completing his local certification at Achimota School
(1958–1960), where he met Sally Hayfron, whom he married in April 1961.
Influence from Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah…
During his stay in Ghana, he was influenced and inspired by Ghana’s then Prime Minister,
Kwame Nkrumah. In addition, Mugabe and some of his Zimbabwe African National Union Party cadres received instructions and mentorship at the Kwame Nkrumah Ideological Institute, then at Winneba in the Central region of Ghana.
His Interview Confession….
Mr. Mugabe in one of his speeches said, he was highly inspired by their liberation encapsulated in Ghana’s Highlife music. The charisma, organisational momentum and other tremendous qualities of Nkrumah was what actually forced him to come and live in Ghana.
After receiving the need training and mentorship in Ghana by his hero Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, on his return home two years later, he began politicising people.
Mr. Mugabe confessed by saying, “I started telling people how free the Ghanaians were, and what the feeling was in a newly independent African state”, in an interview in 2003. “I told them also about Nkrumah’s own political ideology and his commitment that unless every inch of African soil was free, then Ghana would not regard itself as free.”
Born a revolutionary, Mr. Mugabe Since 2000, his led government embarked on a fast-trackland reform program to forcefully correct the inequitable land distribution created by colonial rule.
Indeed he has passed through turbulent moment and had to survive many ‘shocks’ of life to be able to come this far. He is regarded by many of Africans including myself as the last “Pillar” standing for his realism and strong conviction of “Mugabeism”. His desire to see Africa and countries totally emancipated from white dominance have always had him engulfed in serious foreign attacks on his personally.
Finalising the issues….
He is a leader worth celebrating. In the light of this, and in the celeberation of this Great African and Leader of Zimbabwe on his ninety-90 years birthday, I write this to honour him and to express my happy moment and best of wishes to him.
Long live Mugabe!
Long Life Africa!!
God bless President Mugabe!!!