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This is an era when imperialism has almost ended Most of the Asian and African countries got their independence in the latter half of the twentieth century A majority of these have democratic government operating as their legislature These countries are fast striving towards development after years of oppressive rule under the imperial powers However Zimbabwe is one country in which even after independence the situation has not changed In fact it has worsened The economy is in ruins and people are starving to death In fact it can be easily illustrated from Zimbabwes present situation that Zimbabwes prosperity has actually declined since independence Meredith 7 The irony here lies in the political situation of Zimbabwe The very own idea of imperialism of absolute power which Zimbabwe fought against is still alive in the country It is ironical that Robert Gabriel Mugabe the man who led Zimbabwe in their freedom struggle against the British rule demanding a free and democratic Zimbabwe assumes absolute power and has the whole of Zimbabwe at his helm Robert Mugabe was elected as the first prime minister of independent Zimbabwe but since then his rule has never ended Mugabe was born at the Kutama Mission in Southern Rhodesia Zimbabwe was previously named Southern Rhodesia on February 21 1924 After completing his education Mugabe moved to Ghana where he took to teaching At that time Mugabe did not have any vested interest in the nationalist movement going on in modern day Zimbabwe He had an indifferent attitude towards the British rule in Zimbabwe However it is by chance when he while on a trip to Southern Rhodesia cancelled his planned return to Ghana and instead jumped into the nationalist movement Meredith 21 This marked the beginning of Mugabes political career When he returned to Southern Rhodesia he formed the Zimbabwe African National Union ZANU with Sithole whole belonged to the Ndebele tribe It was the first time that the two
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