In this April 16, 1980, file photo, Britain's Prince Charles, right, speaks with Robert Mugabe, left, while British Governor Christopher Soames and the Rhodesian cabinet look on, in Salisbury, now Harare. The next day, Mugabe was sworn in as prime minister of the new and independent Zimbabwe. Photo: AP

How Robert Mugabe transformed from liberator to despot, leaving legacy of economic ruin in Zimbabwe

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In this April 16, 1980, file photo, Britain's Prince Charles, right, speaks with Robert Mugabe, left, while British Governor Christopher Soames and the Rhodesian cabinet look on, in Salisbury, now Harare. The next day, Mugabe was sworn in as prime minister of the new and independent Zimbabwe. Photo: AP
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