Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses a gathering at a stadium in the town of Bindura in northern Zimbabwe, July 8, 2016. In his first public appearance after a massive strike over economic deterioration, Mugabe explained to his supporters that the situation was exacerbated by a lasting drought and sanctions of the West. (Xinhua)
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses a gathering at a stadium in the town of Bindura in northern Zimbabwe, July 8, 2016. In his first public appearance after a massive strike over economic deterioration, Mugabe explained to his supporters that the situation was exacerbated by a lasting drought and sanctions of the West. (Xinhua)

Zambian Vice-President Inonge Wina on Thursday said the death of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has left a big gap in Africa.

Mugabe instilled a sense of pride in Africans as well as defended his country’s sovereignty, and such leaders are hard to replace, Wina said after signing in the book of condolences at the Zimbabwean embassy.

She said Mugabe was an exceptional leader and freedom fighter who fought for the liberation of not only Zimbabwe but the southern African region, according to the state-run Zambia News and Information Service.

Mugabe’s legacy will continue to inspire future generations of African leaders, Wina said.

Gertrude Takawira, Zimbabwe’s high commissioner to Zambia, thanked the Zambian government and the people for their concerns and support during the mourning of Mugabe.

She said Mugabe had a special relationship with Zambia that he cherished and worked hard to ensure that the two countries cemented and enhanced their ties. Enditem

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