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Mugabe

[ moo-gah-bee, -bey ]
/ muˈgɑ bi, -beɪ /
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noun
Robert (Gabriel), 1924–2019, Zimbabwean political leader: prime minister 1980–87; president 1987–2017.
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Mugabe
/ (mʊˈɡɑːbɪ) /

noun
Robert. born 1925, Zimbabwean politician; leader of one wing of the Patriotic Front against the government of Ian Smith of Rhodesia, and of the Zanu party; prime minister (1980–87); president from 1987
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