FORMER Zimbabwe President Robert Gabriel Mugabe devoted his life to serving his country and people, South Africa’s ruling African National Congress said on Friday.
Mugabe died in Singapore where he was receiving treatment.
In a statement, ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule said, “The life of Comrade Robert Gabriel Mugabe came to epitomise the new African – who, having shrugged off the colonial yoke, would strive to ensure his country took its rightful place amongst the (comity) of nations: firmly in charge of its own destiny.
“Comrade Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF has over the years been a longstanding friend and supporter of the African National Congress (ANC), from the exile years through to democracy.
“Our fraternal relations, grounded in the mutual aspirations of human rights, political dignity and social justice, have endured over the years.”