Mugabe Says Zimbabwe "Will Not Prosecute Killers Of White Farmers"

93-year-old Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe made it clear in an address this week that people who murdered white farmers during a government-sanctioned purge in the 2000s will never be prosecuted.

In 2000, Zimbabwe implemented a controversial land reform program that saw squatters invade and seize hundreds of white-owned farms around the country. As Newsweek details, the violent seizures resulted in the murder of several white farmers, with many more displaced, and close associates of Mugabe given large chunks of land.

And now, speaking at a rally in Harare, Mugabe confirmed this massacre will go unpunished, according to Zimbabwean news site NewsDay.

“Yes, we have those who were killed when they resisted. We will never prosecute those who killed them. I ask, why should we arrest them?”

And just in case you thought - well that was 2000, it's 2017 now and everything's changed - it hasn't!!

The president has also spoken out against white residents of Zimbabwe owning land.

“We say no to whites owning our land, and they should go,” Mugabe told supporters in 2014.  

 

“They can own companies and apartments...but not the soil.”

Earlier in 2017, Mugabe said he was aware of 73 white commercial farmers still operating in the northeast province of Mashonaland East.

“We are going to take those farms and re-distribute them to our youths,” said Mugabe at a rally in April, speaking in the local Shona language, News 24 reported.

Mugabe has been in power in Zimbabwe since the end of the country’s war of independence in 1980 and is the world’s oldest non-royal head of state.

Comments

Mr. Universe DontGive Fri, 08/25/2017 - 21:15 Permalink

Zim is home to half of Victoria Falls a world class tourist destination. The Vic Falls Hotel is wonderful and I had high tea there imagining the glorious past. In a week of talking to locals it was apparent most have little hope of a better future. Those with some education and a decent job, feel a little better. Still men with thick wads of 1,000,000+ Zim fiat notes trying to peddle them for a US dollar. Go into a grocery store and the country's money is not welcome. Euros, Dollars and even Rand are welcomed. Not to worry, the IMF and World bank is right there willing to loan lots of money to dam the mighty Zambezi river. This should work out well for the locals, I'm sure. If you can't trust your banker, who can you trust?

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fleur de lis strannick Sat, 08/26/2017 - 00:01 Permalink

Any white farmer still in Zimbabwe is asking for trouble.They might think that things will get better because they can't get much worse, especially when Mugabe croaks.But it could easily get worse faster than they can react.If they want to stay on the African continent there are a few options, like Kenya, Ghana, or Botswana.They would be smarter to settle in Russia which is in need of farmers for its vast and varied lands.But staying in Zimbabwe is absolutely stupid.How many farmers have to get murdered before they notice a pattern of things deteriorating?They are a bit like the Europeans who are self destructively slow to accept the destructive patterns all around them.At some point Mugabe's crowd will turn on the white farmers with brutal savagery and they will have no one to blame but themselves.  

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Food Loaf Junkie Manthong Sat, 08/26/2017 - 11:03 Permalink

The only issue I kept from the 80's is the one that gave the spec's for the Russian grenade fuses.  Very important in order not to blow yourself up by using the booby-trap 0 second fuse by accident.  I gave up my subscription after I found out it put me on an FBI watchlist.  I suppose I am still on that list in some server in some basement somewhere.  :-)

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HRH Feant2 (not verified) NoDecaf Fri, 08/25/2017 - 21:38 Permalink

True. VICE news had an episode last year, maybe two years ago, about the Republic of the Congo. Showed a golf course. Chinese out golfing. Showed a local school. They were teaching the kids mandarin. Even had one black woman that was fluent in Mandarin. Freaky to see that. Not sure how long the Chinese will last. The Belgians built some cool stuff there in the 1940s but it has all been trashed. I don't see the Chinese changing that cycle much unless they kill off the locals. The funny thing is I have heard the Chinese are openly racist and hostile to niggers, too.

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drgizmo HRH Feant2 (not verified) Sat, 08/26/2017 - 12:38 Permalink

worked in DRC for DOS ... Loved hanging with Chinese ...DRC is a complete joke ... they still farm with sticks ... there is a contiguous piece of land there the size of South Carolina ...with just bush ... no development sinse they cut the forest down ... so 100 years ago ... there is no electric... yet on the other side of a road they have development and electricity...how could this be ... it is just there ...  

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dlweld NoDecaf Fri, 08/25/2017 - 21:51 Permalink

The Chinese sure like it when the whites are tarred with the racist brush and forced to leave - that leaves the control of the blacks and the country open to the nice non-racist Chinese.I suspect when this get-rid-of-whites Chinese propaganda is done working, we'll see how the Chinese treat the blacks - maybe like they treated the Tibetans?

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land_of_the_few Pernicious Gol… Sat, 08/26/2017 - 06:39 Permalink

Poles and others in Eastern Europe call anyone as dark as Turks literally "niggers". Not sure what they call actual black people. Baboons probably.They had a very hard time taking Obama seriously even after they could actually figure out why the US embassies had pictures of "Tiger Woods" everywhere.They were probably astonished he could hold a coffee mug without spilling it, wear clothes, and read things.https://miketendstotravel.com/2013/05/12/poland-stop-staring-at-me/"I must say I have never experienced anything like what I have been experiencing in Poland for the past 6 months. If you are black and you walk the streets of Warsaw – the capital, Poland’s largest metropolis – the stares are so intense they would burn a hole through your brain if they packed such powers. Poland trumps any place I’ve ever been. It wins the staring contest hands down. Not even China has anything on Poland in this regard. If you look different in Poland, you will be stared at from the moment you leave your home to the moment you return. But in Poland, not all stares are alike or mean the same. Here are the main types of stares I’ve identified”"

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UselessEater overbet Fri, 08/25/2017 - 21:35 Permalink

It was your or your Daddy's tax dollar that allowed this mess.We said no to communism and fought the Bush War - white Europeans and Americans and Australians and Canadians however ALL said 'hell yes' give them black communism. That stuff you attitude is now haunting whites, you chose MENA men over good whites from Southern Africa.Just who's IQ is in question?Stupid white man, wake up!!  

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