Mugabe was no saint, Zimbabwean scholar tells Eusebius

Following the passing away of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, listeners on the Eusebius McKaiser Show share their views on the open line.

Why is it in Africa that when a person dies automatically we paint a very rosy picture of who they are? I've seen people who were terrible when they were alive, who were mean, at their funerals we hear glowing tributes about them.

Prince, Scholar

It is worrying. We cannot have a sense of honesty even in death. I think the last respect to give to a person when they die is to actually say the truth about their lives, the truth about who they were.

Prince, Scholar

Robert Mugabe was no saint. Yes, he brought revolution and liberation but that should not give him the right to ruin the economy, displace millions of lives.

Prince, Scholar

I've mixed feelings about Mugabe. There were good and bad about him, let's be honest. Something stands out for me about revolutionaries in Africa, the older a person gets... the become softer. Mugabe became an enemy of his people.

Gustas, Caller

He was just a horrible human being. There are a few good things that he did along the years...but I don't think those few bright spots do not even extinguish a fraction of the harmful things that he did.

Nomsa, Caller

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