The death of former President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, H. E. Robert Gabriel Mugabe, on 8th September, at the age of 95, has rocked the entire world, and in particular dignitaries from African nations, who are now travelling to Harare in order to express solidarity with the Zimbabwean Government and people following the death of this huge figure described as the charismatic hero and father of Zimbabwean independence.
The Head of State and Government, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and the First Lady, Constancia Mangue de Obiang, were first in the line of leaders who arrived in Harare to express their support for both the Government and the family of the deceased in these moments of desolation.
At the presidential terminal, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Constancia Mangue de Obiang were met by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, and the Equatorial Guinea Ambassador in Harare, Jose Ele Ebang.
Following arrival, the head of State expressed his deepest sorrow in the book of condolences set up in the hall of honour in the presidential terminal. Minutes later, he declared before the press what the death of H. E. Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the former leader who dedicated his life to the liberation of his nation from the yoke of colonialism, meant for the African continent.
The death of Robert Gabriel Mugabe not only causes sadness in the Republic of Zimbabwe, but also on the entire African continent”, affirmed the Equatoguinean leader.
At another point in his declarations, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo stated that “Mugabe was a pan-Africanist leader who defended the entire continent; his leadership has no comparison”.
At around 5 p.m. on Friday 13th September, the Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo was received in audience by his counterpart from Zimbabwe, H. E. Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the Presidential palace in Harare.
H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo expressed condolences during the meeting to the new leader, in his own name, and the name of the people and Government of Equatorial Guinea, on the death of the father of Zimbabwean independence, H. E. Robert Gabriel Mugabe.
In the presence of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simeon Oyono Esono, ministers to the presidency of the Republic, Charged with Missions, Alejandro Evuna Asangono, External Security, Juan Antonio Bibang Nchuchuma, and some members of the Harare Government, the Equatoguinean President and his counterpart also covered some aspects regarding the relations uniting their peoples and Governments.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office