In a letter to President Emerson Mnangagwa, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, President Akufo-Addo stated that Mugabe will be remembered for his immense contribution to the liberation of Zimbabwe and Southern Africa from imperialism, colonialism and racist rule.
“His dedication to the cause of Pan-Africanism is fully acknowledged,” the president added. “Through his marriage to the late Sarah “Sally” Francesca Hayfron, his first wife, the Ghanaian people have always considered him, and, indeed, all other Zimbabweans, as our in-laws. Ghana, therefore, shares in the grief and loss of the Zimbabwean people, as we mourn his demise. He will be sorely missed.”
Mugabe, who governed Zimbabwe for 37 years, died on Friday aged 95 at a Singapore hospital.