Zimbabwean President/Dictator Robert Mugabe has made the headlines again for more controversial comments aimed at South Africa and its people. Mugabe was speaking at a rally for his ruling party when he decided to dive into all things Nelson Mandela.
The 93-year-old Zimbabwean leader made claims that Madiba valued his own freedom more than the economic freedom of his people, that’s why “everything is in whites’ hands”
“What was the most important thing for (Mandela) was his release from prison and nothing else. He cherished that freedom more than anything else and forgot why he was put in jail,”
Mugabe went as far as saying that his view is shared by ministers in President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet.
“I was in South Africa recently talking to a minister in President Jacob Zuma’s office and I did ask him how they have handled the land issue after attaining independence. I did ask him why they left the whites with everything. He answered my question in English and said: ‘Ask your friend Mandela.’”
These comments were the second attack on Mandela’s legacy in the last few weeks. Mugabe said that Mandela’s “biggest mistake” was not attending to the land issue.
“They (whites) are in control of land, industries and companies and are now the employers of the blacks. These blacks have failed to liberate themselves from white supremacy all because of what Mandela did.”
Go even a few weeks further back and South Africans were once again left outraged by their neighbouring president. Mugabe said that those who committed farm murders in his country will “never be charged”.
“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.”
Well, folks, how do you solve a problem like Robert Mugabe?-SouthAfrican