Birth Name: Robert Gabriel Mugabe
Place of Birth: Kutama, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
Date of Birth: 21 February, 1924
Robert Mugabe is a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician. He was President of Zimbabwe, from 31 December, 1987 to 21 November, 2017. He was previously also Leader of the ZANU–PF Party (Zimbabwe African National Union), from 18 March, 1975 to 19 November, 2017, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, from 18 April, 1980 to 31 December, 1987, Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement, from 6 September, 1986 to 7 September, 1989, and the 13th Chairperson of the African Union, from 30 January, 2015 to 30 January, 2016.
Robert’s father, Gabriel Matibiri, was a carpenter, and was of Ndebele descent. Robert’s mother, Bona (Shoniwa), taught Christian catechism to the village children, and was of Shona descent.
Robert has three children with his wife, Grace Mugabe, and a son with his late wife, Sally Francesca Hayfron. He was married to Sally until her death.
Robert’s paternal grandfather, Constantine Karigamombe (also known as Matibiri), served King Lobengula in the 19th century.
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