Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe declared on Monday that locals accused of killing white farmers in Zim, should not be prosecuted.
Mugabe addressed thousands of Zimbabweans during the country’s Heroes Day commemorations at the national shrine. The Zimbabwean president then chose to discuss the issue of the white farmers that were killed in the country.
Mugabe did not show any signs of sympathy as he said that the farmers were killed because they resisted a government sanctioned programme.
“Yes, we have those who were killed when they resisted. We will never prosecute those who killed them. I ask: Why we should arrest them?” he said.
NewsDay reports that at least 12 white former commercial farmers were killed by suspected ZanuPF activists during the violent farm grabs. The farm grabs resulted in travel sanctions being implemented by many Western countries who were angered over the often brutal murders.
While the world may have watched in horror, Mugabe still calls for black land owners to stop leasing their farms to returning white farmers.
“Some (white farmers) are coming back under the guise of coming to collect their tractors or asking to work with the new farmers. Some of us are accepting. They (new farmers) are being persuaded like ladies being courted by men without even considering who they are dealing with,”
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