President Cyril Ramaphosa says the late former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be sorely missed. Mugabe died in a Singapore hospital in the early hours of Friday morning aged 95.
Mugabe led Zimbabwe for 37 years before he was ousted in a military coup in November 2017.
President Ramaphosa has described Mugabe as a liberation fighter and a Pan-Africanist.
“He was one of those presidents who also contributed to the freedom of the people of South Africa. Once they attained their own independence, they established a free and independent Zimbabwe to be one of the frontline states where we as the African National Congress, we’re able to find refuge and where they supported our struggle. We will forever remember President Mugabe as a gallant leader of Pan-Africanism, the independence of Africa and we dip our heads to his memory.”