Robert Mugabe Gets Immunity From Prosecution

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After ruling Zimbabwe with an iron fist for 37 years, Robert Mugabe will be able to live out the rest of his days free of the threat of prosecution. Military authorities, who put the former president under house arrest a little more than a week ago, have granted him immunity from prosecution and guaranteed his and his family's safety should they choose to stay in Zimbabwe, the Guardian reports.  

Mugabe will also receive a retirement package that includes a pension, housing, health insurance, and a transportation allowance. Unemployment is as high as 80% in Zimbabwe, and many accuse Mugabe of funding his lavish lifestyle through corruption even as his country descended into poverty.

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