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    Mugabe vows to press on with farm grabs

    Mugabe vows to press on with farm grabs

    CHINHOYI, Zimbabwe (AFP) – Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe vowed Saturday to press on with seizures of white-owned farms, even as he urged followers at his lavish birthday bash to respect the new unity government.
    Consecutive years of drought and the land reform programme launched in 2000, in which some mostly 4,000 white-owned commercial farms were seized and redistributed to blacks, have added to Zimbabwe's difficulties.

    The scheme has drastically reduced agricultural production, which once accounted for 40 percent of the economy, as most of the new beneficiaries lack both farming equipment and expertise.

    A decade ago, Zimbabwe produced enough maize to feed the nation and export a surplus, now more than half its people are estimated to need food aid.
    Mugabe, who lost last March's first-round presidential poll but won a later run-off unopposed after Tsvangirai pulled out citing violence against his supporters, blamed former colonial power Britain for his party's poll defeat.

    "They (British) imposed sanctions which resulted in some basic commodities being unavailable so that the people would be disgruntled with the party.

    "Some of you thought about your tummies and children and sold out the country," blasted the veteran president, who has ruled Zimbabwe non-stop since independence in 1980.
    Another tyrant that needs to be dealt with by his own people.

    It would be a greater day when this man gone in the most unfavorable fashion.
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    Re: Mugabe vows to press on with farm grabs

    This man needs a hole in his head.
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    Re: Mugabe vows to press on with farm grabs

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    --snip-- Another tyrant that needs to be dealt with by his own people --snip--
    Unfortunately the old African tradition of respect for elders (no matter how wrong or bad they are) is going to keep this man in his place until South Africa grows a pair and deals with Zimbabwe properly.

    I'm actually surprised there are still any white farmers left in Zimbabwe - many have been tempted to Angola, Mozambique and Zambia where political conditions are far better.

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    Re: Mugabe vows to press on with farm grabs

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Unfortunately the old African tradition of respect for elders (no matter how wrong or bad they are) is going to keep this man in his place until South Africa grows a pair and deals with Zimbabwe properly.

    I'm actually surprised there are still any white farmers left in Zimbabwe - many have been tempted to Angola, Mozambique and Zambia where political conditions are far better.
    And consequently, those countries have seen improvements in their ag sectors.

    The AU is part of the problem too. Only a very small number of its members (to my knowledge, only Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Botswana) have advocated and called for direct action in Zimbabwe.
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