At the last election only people who voted for him were given food. Prosperous land was ‘redistributed’ to his supporters. Most of it now lies fallow for want of expert husbandry.
"At the municipal rubbish dump just outside the second city Bulawayo dozens of people pick through the acres of rotting debris, trying to find something of value to sell. With unemployment now at 80% growing numbers have to make a living this way. The state of the nation’s economy would be farcical if the consequences were not so tragic. With inflation running at 100,000% the currency is almost worthless, counted out in huge wads of 10 million dollar notes – each one worth about 15p. Even those who have cash struggle to find much to buy with it. We found many of the supermarket shelves empty, bar a few imported canned goods.
A tin of baked beans now costs 38 million dollars. The forecourts of the petrol stations are deserted but on every street corner you see men selling bottles of fuel. The black market is thriving, but the people are not. In the main cemetery in Bulawayo, row after row of fresh graves tell the story of the downfall of this country. In the past decade of Mr Mugabe’s rule life expectancy has plummeted to 37 for men and 34 for women – the lowest in the world. AIDS, poverty and a lack of health care are killing off the country’s future. The hospitals are clean and orderly but they don’t even have basic drugs or equipment to treat the patients and the salaries of the staff barely cover what it costs them to travel to work. "
Anyone who talks glibley about Imperialist oppression should read the above again and think seriously before funding these african warlords.
Is this what my British taxes have subsidised? If so lets stop paying these madman – now !