A changed man
Intimidation and corruption define the domestic terror reign of Zimbabwe president for life Robert Mugabe.
But Mugabe wasn't always a tyrant. In fact, he was once a shining light on the African continent for human rights.
In 1987, then as his nation's prime minister, Mugabe urged international intervention to protect southern Africa.
Interesting, since he is resisting international intervention in the affairs of Zimbabwe today.
In 1987, in an article in Foreign Affairs magazine, Mugabe wrote, "as a nation with long-term interests in southern Africa and a fundamental commitment to the promotion of justice and democratic values, the United States cannot stand aside as a human tragedy of potentially immense proportions threatens to unfold in South Africa. The stakes are too high. At risk are the lives of thousands, possibly millions, of South Africans, black and white, the future political and economic viability of the entire southern third of the African continent, and history’s judgment of the United States."
What happened to that Mugabe? How could a person who so valued human rights, turn into the monster he has become?