Zimbabwe means 'House of the chief'. Robert Mugabe has been ruling this country since 1980 when it gained independence from British colonial rule. Mr. Mugabe is known as the 'Iron man of Zimbabwe'. He had played a vital role in gaining independence from British rule. The British regime had deprived the native rural people of their right to own land. Mr. Mugabe amended this law and ensured the right of rural people to own land. As a result, he became a foe of the urban people and ex British PM Tony Blair. He is very popular among the rural people for his land reform policy.
But he is facing various challenges. There is poverty and unemployment. So, Mugabe will have to ensure economic development of his country alongside the reforms.