Hero Or Dictator? Mugabe After 34 Years At Zimbabwe's Helm By editor • Feb 23, 2014 TweetShareGoogle+Email Listen Listening... / Originally published on February 23, 2014 10:57 am Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, is 90 years old. In power since 1980, Mugabe is considered a despot in the West. NPR's Rachel Martin discusses his legacy with reporter Ofeibea Quist-Arcton. TweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.