Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, on Friday described ex-Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe as a courageous and defiant African leader.
Fani-Kayode said this while reacting to the death of Mugabe.
MEDRATIMES had reported that Mugabe died in the early hours of Friday at the age of 95.
Recall that Mugabe, the longest-serving president of Zimbabwe, was forced to resign in 2017, following a protracted intraparty crisis.
He was succeeded by his estranged deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Fani-Kayode in his reaction recounted how the late President ‘struggled’ to liberate Zimbabwe from white minority rule.
In a tweet, the former Avion Minister wrote: “A great son of Africa has fallen. He was courageous and defiant. His struggle to liberate Zimbabwe from white minority rule was outstanding. He led his army from the jungle, won the hearts of his people, swept away the tyrant and took the throne. May the soul of Robert Mugabe RIP.”