Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the current President of Zimbabwe, serving since 31 December 1987.
As one of the leaders of the rebel groups against white minority rule, he was elected as Prime Minister, head of government, in 1980, and served in that office until 1987, when he became the country's first executive head of state.
He has led the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front since 1975.
Mugabe rose to prominence in the 1960s as the leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union during the conflict against the conservative white-minority government of Rhodesia.
Mugabe was a political prisoner in Rhodesia for more than 10 years between 1964 and 1974.
Upon release Mugabe, along with Edgar Tekere, left Rhodesia in 1975 to re-join the fight during the Rhodesian Bush War from bases in Mozambique.
At the end of the war in 1979, Mugabe emerged as a hero in the minds of many Africans.
He won the general elections of 1980 after calling for reconciliation between the former belligerents, including white Zimbabweans and rival political parties, and thereby became Prime Minister on Zimbabwe's independence in April 1980.
Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has agreed to step down after 37 years.The world's oldest leader is due to officially announce his departure on live television tonight, the MailOnline reports. Mugabe.. New Zealand Herald
The ruling party in Zimbabwe, Zanu-PF, has sacked Robert Mugabe as leader.A former vice president who was recently sacked by Mugabe has taken his place.Mugabe's wife has also been expelled from the.. Source: IBTimes -
Zimbabwe’s ruling party has voted to oust Robert Mugabe as its leader, giving him a deadline of noon on Monday to resign as president or face impeachment. In an extraordinary meeting of the Zanu-PF.. Source: Wochit Headline News -
Robert Mugabe has been given a Monday deadline to end his presidency in Zimbabwe after members of his ZANU-PF party, which he co-founded, voted him out on Sunday. The party added that if the.. Source: Wochit Headline News -
President Robert Mugabe faced the imminent collapse of his 37-year regime Sunday, with the once-loyal ZANU-PF party set to sack him as its leader and army generals piling pressure on him to resign.
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[Deutsche Welle] With Robert Mugabe's political days numbered, the ZANU-PF party meeting Sunday morning put another nail in his coffin. He was dumped as party leader and his wife has been expelled from.. allAfrica.com
HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe agreed on Sunday to resign as Zimbabwe's president hours after the ruling ZANU-PF party fired him as its leader after 37 years in charge, a source familiar with the.. Reuters Also reported by •Reuters India •Independent
It had all been going so smoothly. With the President under house arrest, his allies scattered and the army in full control, the military's "exit pursued by a crocodile" strategy to end the long Robert.. New Zealand Herald