I, like most Zimbabweans, did not really think much of Mugabe's physical death because it changed nothing for the suffering Zimbabweans. Well, if it did, then it's too little too late.
Mugabe the man is dead and yet his legacy lives on. I await the death of his legacy, then, I can celebrate.
Mugabe emboldened Zanu pf to become the monster that it is today and like most monsters, Zanu pf had become too powerful for him to control, it ended up controlling him, making him a "special" kind of victim who is not really a victim. Did Mugabe ever become a part of the suffering people of Zimbabwe? The answer is no.
The only life he knew in liberated Zimbabwe was that of an owner to his private company. He never lacked anything. He ate what he wanted to eat when he wanted to eat it. Mugabe ate English breakfast more than the English themselves. He probably enjoyed the American goulash more than some residents of Texas, Ohio or of South Dakota. He ate Singaporean dishes, their herbs and other life prolonging medicines more than the Singaporeans themselves. His extravagance knew no sanctions at all.
He destroyed his own health system and received medical attention from far away territories, where he eventually died, using public funding.
He never trusted anything Zimbabwean including it's languages, no wonder Mugabe could hardly address a full press conference in Shona, his mother tongue. He spoke no other Zimbabwean language apart from broken Shona. He was not proud of himself as Zimbabwean but as a leader of his Zanu Pf quasi military outfit, which mutated from being a liberation movement into a State-sponsored and sanctioned politico-economic terrorist organisation, now operating under his forced successor.
Am I happy that Robert Mugabe is dead? No, because Mugabe's legacy is haunting Zimbabwe more than the human Mugabe did. Nevertheless, I am not saying that Mugabe should have lived forever either, because he himself had lost control of the monster he created and he was of no use to Zimbabwe dead or alive anyway, hence the lukewarm reaction to his eventual and expected physical death.
The error is dead but it's consequences will haunt Zimbabwe for decades to come. I have no doubt that one day Zimbabwe will be free of Zanu Pf, it might not be now or in my lifetime but one day the people will liberate themselves again like they did before.