The British Government does not pretend to regret Robert Mugabe’s downfall because he is responsible for Zimbabwe’s oppression and economic failure, says British High Commissioner to Zambia Fergus Cochrane. In a statement today, the British envoy noted that Mugabe’s resignation as Zimbabwe’s President yesterday was a moment of hope for that country, adding that Mugabe had squandered Zimbabwe’s remarkable potential to succeed. High Commissioner Cochrane stated that he was hopeful that Zimbabweans would now achieve the brighter future that they deserved. “This is a moment of hope for Zimbabwe. Robert Mugabe squandered the immense potential of a remarkable country. While Britain recognises his role in Zimbabwe’s struggle for independence, he was responsible for [that country’s] oppression and economic failure. The…...

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