The world remains silent as President Robert Mugabe oppresses white people, Nigerians, and the Chinese in Zimbabwe.
The Christian Science Monitor reported on Wednesday that the latest attack has been aimed at “the nation’s remaining white farmers,” who are to be “booted off their farms in order that the land be given to black Zimbabweans.”
In December, it was revealed at Liberty Unyielding that after experiencing “massive hyper-inflation after seizing farms belonging to white people,” President Robert Mugabe “put in place yet another law to seize all white and foreign-owned (particularly Chinese and Nigerian) businesses and give them to hand-picked ‘indigenous’ people (read, ‘cronies’).”
Speaking of cronies, the Christian Science Monitor observes,
“Much of the land previously taken by those in the Mugabe regime has benefited the security, police and military wings of the leader’s circle.”
As reported at Tavern Keepers in September, China does not seem to be concerned about the oppression of their own people in Zimbabwe, as they helped the now-90-year-old Mugabe win his fifth consecutive term by monitoring “internet traffic and phones calls in advance of the recent, and extremely dubious and disturbing election in Zimbabwe.”
The Zimbabwean Herald in December reported that the Secretary for Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment, George Magosvongwe said, “Government was in the process of identifying” indigenous people “who would take over ownership of those businesses in the particular sectors.”
The white people who currently rent the farms from black landowners are also impacted in the latest tyranny.
“I have been given a list of 35 white farmers in Mashonaland West alone,” Mugabe said. “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.”
After the death of Nelson Mandela, Mugabe referred to the former President of South Africa as the “champion of the oppressed,” which illustrates that oppression means different things to different people. Earlier in 2013, however, Mugabe said that Mandela was “too soft on whites….”
“There are white farmers who are still on the land and have the protection of some cabinet ministers and politicians as well as traditional leaders. That should never happen. They [whites] were living like kings and queens on our land and we chucked them out. Now we want all of it.” [emphasis added]
In December, Bhekuzulu Khumalo wrote,
“This populist move highlights the Zimbabwean government’s inability to solve the massive economic problems plaguing the country. It has decided to deflect attention from its failures by targeting Chinese and Nigerian business owners who form a significant share of foreigners who have moved into such areas as wholesaling and retailing. They are an easy target.”
Khumalo was one of the few to write about Zimbabwe’s racist policy, and his observation that Mugabe is deflecting “attention from its [the government’s] failures” rings true today, less than a year later.
The official Twitter account of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s political party, the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front, or “ZANU PF” tweeted in December:
Media freedom is a serious mistake, in a vibrant democracy.
— ZANU PF (@zanu_pf) December 4, 2013
Last month, ZANU PF tweeted,
The reference was to media reports of Mugabe’s ill health.
Today, ZANU PF tweeted,
Retweet this: Cde Mugabe is alive, he is well and BBC, CNN or ETV cannot kill him with their rumors or lies.
— ZANU PF (@zanu_pf) July 5, 2014
As an aside, it seems that “media freedom” has become a problem in America, as well, as a journalist who documented the housing of illegal immigrants at Lackland Air force Base was threatened with arrest last month for “unauthorized photography and broadcast” and not adhering to “media day.”