Parliament, Friday 6 September 2019 – Parliament’s Presiding Officers, led by National Assembly Speaker, Ms Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces Chairperson, Mr Amos Masondo, have learnt with sadness the passing of former President of Zimbabwe Mr. Robert Mugabe this morning.
Mr. Mugabe, a revolutionary who freed Zimbabwe from British Colonialism and White minority rule, served as the Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987 and as President of Zimbabwe from 1987 to 2017. He is one of the leading Statesmen in the African Continent whose pivotal contribution to the liberation of the African masses will never be forgotten.
Parliament of the Republic of South Africa conveys its heartfelt condolences to family, friends and the entire Zimbabwean population.
ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
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