Africa Shall Perish If The Wit of Robert Mugabe Isn’t Picked Up

Regis Che                                                  IBuea

Though observed by some people as a dictator, former Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe has had much inspiring literature which he shall be remembered for.

During his 37-year grip of power, the 95 year-old brought forth many write-ups to criticise alien influence in African affairs.

Some Pan-Africanists have however admired the fomer teacher’s works, which has compiled.

These are what might have made the old icon who is now battling for survival in Singapore more popular.

IMG-20190812-WA0129           Ailing Mugabe in the middle

Our votes must go together with our guns. After all, any vote we shall have, shall have been the product of the gun. The gun which produces the vote should remain its security officer – its guarantor. The people’s votes and the people’s guns are always inseparable twins. _Robert Mugabe

I have been given a list of 35 white farmers in Mashonaland West alone. We say no to whites owning our land, and they should go… They can own companies and apartments… but not the soil. It is ours, and that message should ring loud and clear in Britain and the United States. _Robert Mugabe

So, Blair keep your England, and let me keep my Zimbabwe. _Robert Mugabe

If the choice were made, one for us to lose our sovereignty and become a member of the Commonwealth or remain with our sovereignty and lose the membership of the Commonwealth, I would say let the Commonwealth go. _Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe has lots of safaris, but very few are African. Most are white-owned. In our region, we have the most safaris and animals. Our people cannot keep suffering. _Robert Mugabe

Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy! _Robert Mugabe

Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse. _Robert Mugabe

We have this American president, Obama, born of an African father, who is saying we will not give you aid if you don’t embrace homosexuality. We ask, was he born out of homosexuality? We need continuity in our race, and that comes from the woman, and no to homosexuality. _Robert Mugabe

I wish to assure you that there can never be any return to the state of armed conflict which existed before our commitment to peace and the democratic process of election under the Lancaster House agreement._Robert Mugabe

Grooming a successor, is it an inheritance? In a democratic party, you don’t want leaders appointed that way. They have to be appointed properly by the people. _Robert Mugabe

Stay with us, please remain in this country and constitute a nation based on national unity. _Robert Mugabe

We of Africa protest that, in this day and age, we should continue to be treated as lesser human beings than other races. _Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe will never be a colony again. _Robert Mugabe

It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones. _Robert Mugabe

IMG-20190812-WA0132     Former President Mugabe’s quote

We don’t mind having sanctions banning us from Europe. We are not Europeans. _Robert Mugabe

We are not hungry. Why foist this food upon us? We don’t want to be choked. We have enough. _Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe is for Zimbabweans; so are its resources. _Robert Mugabe

I’ve just concluded – since President Obama endorses the same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people, and enjoys an attractive countenance – thus if it becomes necessary, I shall travel to Washington, D.C., get down on my knee, and ask his hand. _Robert Mugabe

IMG-20190812-WA0130   Robert kissing Grace Mugabe, years                                   back

Was it not enough punishment and suffering in history that we were uprooted and made helpless slaves not only in new colonial outposts but also domestically?_Robert Mugabe

I am glad that Zimbabwe and China speak the same language on many issues. We share the same conviction that only a fair, just, and non-prescriptive world order, based on the principles of the charter of the United Nations, can deliver the development we all need. _Robert Mugabe

In most recent times, as the West started being hostile to us, we deliberately declared a Look East policy. _Robert Mugabe

True, some land was bought by a few Cabinet Ministers. They bought the land. No minister, to my knowledge acquired land which was meant for resettlement. _Robert Mugabe

Our small and peaceful country is threatened daily by covetous and bigoted big powers whose hunger for domination and control of other nations and their resources knows no bounds. _Robert Mugabe

The white man is not indigenous to Africa. Africa is for Africans. Zimbabwe is for Zimbabweans. _Robert Mugabe

We pride ourselves as being top, really, on the African ladder… We feel that we have actually been advancing rather than going backwards. _Robert Mugabe

Cooperation and respect for each other will advance the cause of human rights worldwide. Confrontation, vilification, and double standards will not. _Robert Mugabe

I have died many times. I have actually beaten Jesus Christ because he only died once. _Robert Mugabe

We have said the first step was to designate the land, inform the owners. And the second would be to get the responses from the owners. And this will be openly done. _Robert Mugabe

People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won’t be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency. _Robert Mugabe

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