Zimbabweans in the UK react to the death of Robert Mugabe, who has died aged 95///BBC NEWS
The independence icon turned authoritarian leader, who was ousted in a military coup in 2017, had a powerful influence on many who live in the UK.
The reaction to his death has been far from clear-cut – a fact acknowledged by the British government in a statement from No. 10: “There will be mixed emotions in Zimbabwe at today’s news.”
But the mixed feelings are not unique to those living in Zimbabwe, where he ruled for 37 years. Zimbabweans who moved to the UK during Mr Mugabe’s presidency spoke to the BBC about how they will remember him.
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The African National Congress(ANC) was headed toward victory in South Africa’s election on Friday, though the party was on course for its worst performance since it swept to power a quarter of a century ago.
South Africans voting in Wednesday’s election for a new parliament and nine provincial legislatures expressed frustration at rampant corruption, high unemployment and racial inequalities that persist 25 years after the first all-races poll marked the end of white minority rule.