Mujuru indicated that Africa has benefited from Mugabe’s fight against neo-colonialism, adding that Zimbabwe and Africa needed Mugabe’s wisdom and guidance.
“From his early days in detention and out of detention, in the bush, after independence and up to today, his capable skills, wisdom and knowledge of shedding light to his compatriots will always be legendary,” Mujuru told an audience at the commissioning of the Landa John Nkomo High School at Manqe, in Tsholotsho, Matabeleland North on Friday.
“He (Mugabe) remains the repository of Pan Africanism where other African leaders continue to tap wisdom and guidance from him. Mugabe is a living African legend. Zimbabwe and Africa has benefited a lot from Mugabe. We need him,” Mujuru said in her address.
The commissioning of the school also saw the launch of the Presidential High Schools eLearning programme for Matabeleland region.
Mugabe, VP Nkomo, Deputy Prime Minister, Thokozani Khuphe, government ministers and officials attending the commissioning of the Landa John Nkomo High School.
Mugabe donated 15 computers to the school and said Zimbabwe’s education sector need to adapt ICT technologies in order to catch up with the rest of the world.
Mugabe is Africa’s serving leader alongside Jose Euardo Dos Santos of Angola and Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guniea who have been in power for 32 years respectively.
Mugabe led his Zanu party to victory at the elections in February 1980 after Zimbabwe had won its independence from Britain.
But he is no longer a global favourite and the opposition accuses him of destroying the country in a bid to stay in power.