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Publish date: 16 September 2019
Issue Number: 841
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: general

'We who remain shall continue to hear his rich, brave, defiant and inspiring voice ... encouraging and warning us to be vigilant and astute. A giant tree of Africa has fallen. Today Africa weeps.'

– Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on the death of Robert Mugabe


‘They can keep their De Klerk, and we will keep our Mugabe. There are imperialists and racists today who want their heroes to be our heroes, and their enemies to be our enemies. These people are the same people who celebrated murderers like FW De Klerk by giving them Nobel Peace prizes.’
– EFF leader Julius Malema during a memorial service for Mugabe in Soweto 


‘She did very well … We wish to commend the child. She’s an intelligent child. She did well. We are very proud of her.’
– NPA spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane on the testimony of a rape victim in the case of Nicholas Ninow who has pleaded guilty to raping her in a Pretoria restaurant


‘Thabo Mbeki’s determination to resist reality has always been resolute. Perhaps this was an essential survival strategy on his part: when you’re Nelson Mandela’s successor and you have the charisma and warmth of a gherkin, perhaps it’s better to check out.’
– Analyst Tom Eaton