Kaunda on Mugabe Leaders in the West say Robert Mugabe is a demon, that he has destroyed Zimbabwe and he must be gotten rid of - but this demonising is made by people who may not understand what Robert Gabriel Mugabe and his fellow freedom fighters went through, says former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda. InHarold Macmillan, then British prime minister, made a statement in Cape Town referring to what was taking place in southern Africa as "the wind of change. Eventually, the British government abolished the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.
Mugabe arrived in Japan on March 27 for a five-day official working visit.
In a week of surreptitious reporting here committing journalism can be a criminal offense in Zimbabweordinary people said time and again that life had been better under the old, racist, white regime of what was then called Rhodesia.
Then we could get jobs. Things were cheaper in stores. Now we have no money, no food. A Times colleague, Barry Bearak, was jailed here in for reporting, so I used a fresh passport to enter the country as a tourist. People I talked to were terrified for their personal safety if quoted — much more scared than in the past.
But what is clear is that Zimbabwe has come very far downhill over the last few decades although it has risen a bit since its trough two years ago.
An impressive health and education system is in tatters, and life expectancy has tumbled from about 60 years in to somewhere between 36 and 44, depending on which statistics you believe. Western countries have made the mistake of focusing their denunciations on the seizures of white farms by Mr.
She and her husband had walked more than four miles to the nearest clinic, where she tested positive for malaria. So, dizzy and feverish, she stumbled home for another four miles, empty-handed.
As it happened, the clinic that turned her down was one that I had already visited. Nurses there had complained that they were desperately short of bandages, antibiotics and beds.
This particular school had been founded by Rhodesians more than 70 years ago, and the principal mused that it must have served black pupils far better in Rhodesian days than today. Zimbabwe is one of my favorite countries, blessed with friendly people, extraordinary wildlife and little crime.
I took my family along with me on this trip my kids accuse me of using them as camouflageand they found the scenery, people and wild animals quite magical. At a couple of villages we visited, farmers were driving away elephants that were trampling their crops — and they were blaming Mr.
Mugabe for the elephants.
That struck even me as unfair. The tragedy that has unfolded here can be reversed if Mr. Mugabe is obliged by international pressure, particularly from South Africa, to hold free elections. Worldwide pressure forced the oppressive Rhodesian regime to give up power three decades ago.
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‘Zimbabwe was better under my dad’s rule’: Robert Mugabe’s son 3 August 6, AM Former president Robert Mugabe’s son, Robert Junior, has taken to social media to express sorrow at the scenes of violence that gripped the Zimbabwe capital last week.
And as he clung to power over the decades his rule became autocratic, undemocratic and oppressive. This has all caused typical forms of suffering. But the way in which Mr Mugabe has brought Zimbabwe to its knees is through gross economic mismanagement.
Yesterday the year rule of Robert Mugabe – one of Africa’s most iconic figures, one of the world’s most reviled men – was in its death throes, and the people savoured every twitch.