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Zimbabwe renames its main airport after Mugabe

By Clement Edward Kumsah
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe

Harare International Airport has been renamed after Zimbabwe’s current President, Robert Mugabe.

Transport Minister Joram Gumbo justified the decision on the grounds that  Mugabe was a “war hero” and “African icon”.

There is tension about who will succeed the man in power since 1980, with a number of key contenders removed from their posts.

Mr Mugabe, 93, says he will stand for re-election next year.


His wife Grace has been tipped to succeed him and is expected to be appointed vice-president.

When plans to rename the airport were announced in September, Zimbabwean journalist Elias Mambo suggested the president’s ego was being “massaged”.

 

Credit: africanews