Robert Mugabe

The former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, who has died at age 95 was very well known for his rib-cracking, controversial and memorable quotes.

He passed away after ill-health in Singapore. Below are Top 10 unforgettable quotes of the Pan-Africanist:


“Only God, who appointed me, will remove me – not the MDC, not the British. Only God will remove me!”


Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe

“We are still exchanging blows with the British government. They are using gay gangsters. Each time I pass through London, the gangster regime of Blair ‘expresses its dismay’.”


Robert Mugabe during his swearing-in ceremony in Harare, 2008. The former Zimbabwean president has died aged 95.

“We ask, was he born out of homosexuality? We need continuity in our race, and that comes from the woman, and no to homosexuality. John and John, no; Maria and Maria, no. They are worse than dogs and pigs. I keep pigs and the male pig knows the female one.”


“We have fought for our land, we have fought for our sovereignty, small as we are we have won our independence and we are prepared to shed our blood … So, Blair keep your England, and let me keep my Zimbabwe.”


“Some of us were embarrassed, if not frightened, by what appeared to be the return of the biblical giant gold Goliath. Are we having a return of Goliath to our midst, who threatens the extinction of other countries?”


“I have died many times – that’s where I have beaten Christ. Christ died once and resurrected once.”


NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 15: US President Donald Trump delivers remarks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City. He fielded questions from reporters about his comments on the events in Charlottesville, Virginia and white supremacists. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

“May I say to the United States President, Mr Trump, please blow your trumpet. Blow your trumpet in a musical way towards the values of unity, peace, cooperation, togetherness, dialogue, which we have always stood for.”

“If President Barack Obama wants me to allow marriage for same-sex couples in my country, (Zimbabwe) he must come here so that I marry him first”

“The only white man you can trust is a dead white man”

“Some are saying ‘Mr Mugabe is old, so he should step down’… No! When my time comes, I will tell you.”

Compiled by Priscilla Dodoo/Ghana/