-His father disappeared at a young age
-He attended the local Jesuit mission under the supervision of school director Father O'Hea
-Went on to the University of Fort Hare for a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and English in 1951.
-Father O’Hea had a great influence on Mugabe.
Robert Mugabe and Nelson Mandela (image 3)
“all people should be treated equally and educated to the fulfillment of their abilities” -Father O'Hea
-When Mugabe was young he grew up in a community that was being oppressed by the white minority
Personal and professional successes
-prime minister of Zimbabwe since 1980
- firm believer in equal rights and independence for blacks
- elected Public Secretary of the National Democratic Party
-President of Zimbabwe.
-Five Year Plan
Personal and professional Challenges
-Goverment silencing his supporters
-seizing white peoples land without compensation
-self-awarded pay increases of government
-reputation with other world leaders
-“Dying breed of African politician”
-“surviving face of African Nationalism”
Mugabe can be given credit for helping Zimbabwe gain its independence, and helping to bring Zimbabwe out of chaos and helping to restore it.