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Robert Mugabe questions Nelson Mandela's legacy
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Robert Mugabe questions Nelson Mandela’s legacy

The land question is a burning issue across Africa. Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe has often attacked former South African President, Nelson Mandela on the compromises Madiba made, said to have resulted in inequalities in land and wealth. Mugabe recently said Mandela “forgot why he was put in jail” and South Africa is still in the hands of the minority white people and Mandela is to blame for the economic disparities.

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Cartoon: Mandela meets Castro

Cuba was Nelson Mandela’s first trip after his release from prison. Mandela was inspired by Fidel Castro, and the Cuban Revolution and during his first visit to Cuba he said in his speech, “We have come here today recognizing our great debt to the Cuban people. What other country has such a history of selfless behavior as Cuba has shown for the people of Africa?”

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10 pictures of Nelson Mandela

Today the world commemorates the death and legacy of a giant, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South Africa’s first black and democratically elected president, who served from 1994 to 1999. Mandela’s great achievements and legacy cannot be adequately described in words, we look at some important moments in Madiba’s life captured on camera in these ten pictures.