Mugabe gestures in direction of the media in Geneva, Switzerland, at a 1974 convention convened to handle the civil warfare in Rhodesia. After being imprisoned for 10 years in Rhodesia, Mugabe attended the peace talks as a pacesetter of the guerrilla motion ZANU-PF (Zimbabwe African Nationwide Union-Patriotic Entrance). Rhodesia was the state that finally turned Zimbabwe.
Mugabe speaks to the press in Geneva in 1976. The next 12 months he was elected president of ZANU-PF and commander-in-chief of the Zimbabwe African Nationwide Liberation Military.
Mugabe holds a information convention in Salisbury — now Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe — in March 1980. He had simply been elected as the primary prime minister of Zimbabwe, serving to to kind the brand new nation after British rule of Rhodesia got here to an finish.
From left, NBC Information moderator Invoice Monroe, Newsday’s Les Payne, the Chicago Solar Instances’ Robert Novak and NBC Information’ Garrick Utley communicate with Mugabe throughout an episode of “Meet the Press” in 1980.
Mugabe speaks along with his first spouse, Sally, throughout an occasion in Salisbury in 1980. The pair had been married till Sally died in 1992. That they had one son, who died at age 4.
Mugabe holds palms with Libyan chief Moammar Gadhafi on the Group of African Unity summit in August 1982.
Mugabe meets with French President Francois Mitterand in Paris in 1982.
Mugabe is seen with Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in New Delhi in 1983.
Mugabe walks hand in hand with American civil rights activist Jesse Jackson through the Summit of Non-Aligned Nations, which Harare hosted in 1986.
Mugabe delivers a speech in Harare in August 1986.
Mugabe poses for a photograph with different leaders at a Commonwealth of Nations assembly in London in 1986. Pictured from left, within the again row, are Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Commonwealth Secretary-Normal S.S. Ramphal, Australian Prime Minister Robert Hawke and Mugabe. Within the entrance row, from left, are British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Bahamian Prime Minister Lynden Pindling and Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II toasts Mugabe throughout a banquet within the Queen’s honor in Harare in October 1991. The Queen had final visited the territory that turned Zimbabwe in 1947.
US President Invoice Clinton gestures whereas speaking to Mugabe after a White Home assembly in Washington in Might 1995.
Mugabe marries Grace Marufu on August 17, 1996. Earlier within the 12 months, he was re-elected President in any case of his opponents dropped out of the race.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair talks with Mugabe in October 1997, earlier than the beginning of the Commonwealth Heads of Authorities assembly.
Mugabe speaks through the Southern Africa commerce and funding summit in Windhoek, Namibia, in October 2000. Earlier within the 12 months, he applied a controversial land-reform program that noticed the seizure of land from some 4,000 white farmers.
Mugabe and Cuban President Fidel Castro are seen in Havana, Cuba, in September 2005.
South African President Jacob Zuma walks with Mugabe at Harare Worldwide Airport in March 2010.
Mugabe addresses the 65th session of the United Nations Normal Meeting in September 2010.
Mugabe cuts his birthday cake along with his spouse, Grace, and son Bellarmine Chatunga throughout celebrations in Harare in February 2011. Mugabe was turning 87.
Robert and Grace Mugabe arrive on the Vatican for the beatification ceremony of John Paul II in Might 2011.
Mugabe delivers a speech at his social gathering’s annual nationwide convention in December 2012. He vowed to overtake enterprise legal guidelines to require 100% black possession of corporations.
The Mugabes attend Pope Francis’ inauguration Mass in March 2013.
Mugabe and Chinese language President Xi Jinping take part in a signing ceremony in Beijing in 2014.
Mugabe speaks on the ZANU-PF social gathering’s annual convention in December 2016. The social gathering endorsed Mugabe as its candidate for the 2018 election.
Mugabe evaluations the guard of honor throughout Zimbabwe’s 37th Independence Day celebrations in April 2017.
Mugabe meets with generals in Harare on November 19. Army leaders had been in talks with Mugabe over his exit.