Mugabe Is Black People’s Role Model
The Standard Online
Like or hate him, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe shares a passion with British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, golfer Tiger Woods and tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams — blacks breaking into a white men’s world.
At the end of the Canadian Formula One championships on Sunday, Hamilton became the first black driver to win a Grand Prix race in the sport’s 57-year history.
Woods, 31, whose father was half black, is rated among the best to have ever played golf, a white-dominated sport. Since storming another white-dominated sport in the mid-1990s, William sisters Venus and Serena have awed the world with their aggressive styles and numerous titles.
Mugabe’s words against the West during the recent Comesa meeting, was evidence of a lone ranger fighting modern-day imperialism. He needs comrades in Africa and the Third World.
His widely criticised and economically dangerous move to repossess land from whites and redistribute it to landless blacks was audacious and unprecedented.
Going by the thunderous reception Comesa leaders gave Mugabe, it is clear that most African countries have experienced the West’s skewed economic and trade policies.
The 1980s’ debilitating structural adjustment programmes are cases in point.