President Faure sends condolence message to Zimbabwe |07 September 2019
President Danny Faure has sent his condolences to the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, upon hearing of the sad demise of Robert Mugabe, the former President of Zimbabwe.
“On behalf of the government and the people of Seychelles, I wish to extend our most sincere condolences to you personally, to the family and friends of the late Mr Mugabe and the people of Zimbabwe during this period of national grief,” said President Faure.
“As a revered revolutionary leader, Mr Mugabe dedicated his life to the promotion of the Pan-Africanist ideals and African renaissance. Our continent today is devoid of one of its greatest sons, but we take solace in the knowledge that the seeds planted by this courageous leader will serve as a legacy which will continue to inspire each and every one of us, Africans,” added the President in his message.
According to British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Mr Mugabe, the Zimbabwean independence icon turned authoritarian leader, died yesterday aged 95.
He had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April. He was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power.
The former president was praised for broadening access to health and education for the black majority.
But later years were marked by violent repression of his political opponents and Zimbabwe's economic ruin.