Then he chased all the white farmers away, and, despite the success of some small farmers, everyone starved. Except Mugabe and his cronies. Over all his policies have resulted in unemployment, poverty, and hunger.
Western liberal support for Mugabe was exemplified by the numerous honorary degrees he received from academic institutions all over the world in the 1980s only to be rescinded as the events of the next century unfolded.
Zimbabwe has gone from what was initially a state of hope to one of desolation.