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Current status: Good article

Note for improvementEdit

This article contains a vast plethora of knowledge on former president Mugabe. The only recommendations I would suggest would be to speak more in depth on his undeniable persistent grip on power he did his very best to maintain and perhaps what type of man we conclude he is based on this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rferguson ug (talkcontribs) 12:39, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

This entry makes Mugabe sound like a retired revolutionary when in fact he was a vicious dictator for many many years longer. Cbertozz (talk) 09:09, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Infobox proposalEdit

I think this article's infobox is too big. At the same time I wouldn't want to omit any information. After a little experimenting, I have two solutions to offer: version 1 and version 2. I'm partial to the first version, but I'm open to discussion. Thank you. Jay D. Easy (talk) 02:07, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

The info-box is perfectly fine before you meddled with it. Just look at people like PM Theresa May who have 16 offices on their page, let alone Mugabe with barely 5. (talk) 17:24, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Do not support the proposed changes. The previous info-box was perfectly sufficient and many important iterations were removed from your recent edits. You should always gain consensus before making drastic changes to the info-box. You have also removed valuable information such as the list of Deputy Leaders/Second Secretaries of the ZANU-PF Party, the ZANU/ZANU PF distinction in the Leader role; the specifics regarding Tsvangirai’s term date tenure and the “Zimbabwe Rhodesia” predecessor for example. I also object to the change regarding the political parties from the long variant to the shortened variant. Therefore I oppose the changes which you proposed (although you actually just uploaded your preference without even waiting for some comments from fellow users regarding the matter which many would appreciate) although I thank you for your constructive edits. I have therefore reverted until more comment and would appreciate not edit-warring from now - at a later date your variant 1 is implemented in some manner could you please not simply revert the whole thing but instead look at the edits closely regarding the list of deputies etc which were also removed. Thanks. JLo-Watson (talk) 22:38, 12 August 2018 (UTC)


This article shows what an up-to-date encyclopedia Wikipedia is. It was announced on the news on September 6 2019 that Robert Mugabe had died, and already on that date the dates of Robert Mugabe had been put in. Vorbee (talk) 06:39, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 6 September 2019Edit

Mugabe died peacefully on 9 September 2019 as one of the African greatest, although also controversial. Joraimite (talk) 06:54, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

  Not done Please, describe clearly the change you want to make and why. --MarioGom (talk) 23:27, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Nkomo as MatabeleEdit

Nkomo was not Matabele tribe, he was Kalanga sub-tribe of the Shona, allied to the Matabele.

10:30, 6 September 2019 (UTC)~ Noel Ellis — Preceding unsigned comment added by Noel Ellis (talkcontribs)

Edit of Died hospital details in Personal details of Info tableEdit

Right now the hospital name is Woodbridge Hospital, where as source article mentions Gleneagles hospital. Please either correct hospital name or correct source. Gudaas (talk) 11:49, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Corrected with new source. Thank you. -- CalDoesIt (talk) 12:11, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Heavily edited due to deathEdit

Hi all, Albeit when the template was placed on by other editors and was removed twice because it was not being heavily edited at the time, I am contemplating placing the following template on the page. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thank You!

Chickensarebleepssorryuncle (talk) 18:54, 6 September 2019 (UTC)


Page is protected but the name "Tsvangirai" is misspelled in different ways throughout the article. Can someone fix this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:31, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done Corrected the two errors I saw. If there are others, please re-open this edit request (change |answered=yes to |answered=no) and state where they are in the article. Thanks! NiciVampireHeart 14:57, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 September 2019Edit

In the Gukurahundi section, Please correct the name of Ntabazindune, to the correct name, Ntabazinduna. Mbotsellasie (talk) 09:49, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done Thanks! NiciVampireHeart 23:47, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

New main imageEdit

Proposed new main image  

  • Support; I think that the 1979 image is more appropriate than the (established) 2015 image. The latter features Mugabe leaning towards the right, away from the viewer and the text and thus is perhaps not the best image for this location. Also, I think it makes sense to depict Mugabe in his 'prime' as it were, just on the cusp of becoming Prime Minister, rather than as a frail old man. It was in the 1970s and 1980s that he was arguably a far more important figure on the world stage so depicting him at this stage in his life might be more appropriate. Moreover, going for the 2015 image might simply be WP:Recentism Midnightblueowl (talk) 22:07, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Support; A very great image, composed well. Would fit the infobox. Lochglasgowstrathyre (talk) 17:10, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 29 September 2019Edit

Please add a text about Mugabe finally being laid to rest. Please also add this link from CNN :

Please add all of this under "Post-presidency" - "Illness and death". (talk) 10:17, 29 September 2019 (UTC) (talk) 10:17, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done NiciVampireHeart 23:03, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
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