10 Most Memorable Robert Mugabe Quotes. He was one of Africa’s most prominent leaders. Robert Mugabe was a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017.
Sadly Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa took to Twitter to announce his passing at the age of 95. Mugabe died in a hospital in Singapore on Friday morning.
We can only remember Mugabe by his outspokenness among other things. Check out some of his famous quotes below.
1. UN General Assembly, 2017
“Some of us were embarrassed, if not frightened, by what appeared to be the return of the biblical giant gold Goliath. Are we having a return of Goliath to our midst, who threatens the extinction of other countries?”
2. TV interview, 2016
“Grooming a successor, is it an inheritance? In a democratic party, you don’t want leaders appointed that way. They have to be appointed properly by the people.”
3. ZDC Radio Interview, 2015
“We ask, was he born out of homosexuality? We need continuity in our race, and that comes from the woman, and no to homosexuality. John and John, no; Maria and Maria, no. They are worse than dogs and pigs. I keep pigs and the male pig knows the female one.”
4. ZDC Radio Interview, 2015
“I’ve just concluded – since President Obama endorses same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people, and enjoys an attractive countenance – thus if it becomes necessary, I shall travel to Washington, DC, get down on my knee, and ask his hand.”
5. Attempted Citizens’ Arrest On Him During A Visit o London in October, 1999
“We are still exchanging blows with the British government. They are using gay gangsters. Each time I pass through London, the gangster regime of Blair ‘expresses its dismay’.”
6. Election rally, 2008
“Only God, who appointed me, will remove me – not the MDC, not the British. Only God will remove me!”
7. Interview, 2007
“Our economy is a hundred times better, than the average African economy. Outside South Africa, what country is [as good as] Zimbabwe? … What is lacking now are goods on the shelves – that is all.”
8. To State Radio On 88th Birthday
“I have died many times – that’s where I have beaten Christ. Christ died once and resurrected once.”
9. State Funeral Of A Cabinet Minister, 2003
“I am still the Hitler of the time. This Hitler has only one objective: justice for his people, sovereignty for his people, recognition of the independence of his people and their rights over their resources. If that is Hitler, then let me be Hitler tenfold. Ten times, that is what we stand for.”
10. Speech at Salisbury, 1962
“Africa must revert to what it was before the imperialists divided it. These are artificial divisions which we, in our pan-African concept, will seek to remove.”