ANC: We differ with Mugabe on whites

via ANC: We differ with Mugabe on whites – NewZimbabwe 13 April 2015

THE African National Congress does not have the same attitude towards whites as Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF, secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

“When it comes to our attitudes we theorise colonialisation differently to Zanu PF,” Mantashe told News24.

“That is why the ANC government will not use this approach of if a white man owns a farm it is revolutionary to kick that white farmer out and occupy it…”

This comes after Mugabe, who was in a two-day state visit in South Africa this week, refused to speak to journalists when he saw a “white face”.

Mugabe was in Soweto on Thursday visiting the Hector Pieterson Memorial.

Exiting the museum, he was cheered by locals.

In a video clip taken by the SABC, Mugabe is seen walking past the crowds when the national broadcaster’s television journalist asked what emotions his return to Soweto evoked.

Mugabe was about to reply when he spotted a white journalist. He pushed the microphone away and said: “I don’t want to see a white face.”

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa was standing next to Mugabe when he made the comment.

Mantashe said it had never been ANC policy to “drive the whites into the sea”.

“You must appreciate the theory of the two liberation movements differ on this course,” he said refering to the ANC and Zanu PF.

“At home here we don’t think that we should drive whites into the sea.

Asked whether Mthethwa should have addressed the issue with Mugabe, Mantashe said he did not think Mthethwa should have started a “diplomatic spat”.

“It doesn’t reflect on minister Mthethwa, it reflects on President Mugabe.”


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    Chidumbu 7 years ago

    Mugarbage. regardless of how you feel about whites remember they gave you everything, they developed your land and gave you cities, electricity, hospitals, medicine and even the written language you speak as you didn’t even have an alphabet. But as always the ungrateful will always bite the hand that feeds them. How about you people do something good for your own people and show that you are able to do things on your own without blaming the white man when things get tough, Show the world you are not the useless thieves we have become accustomed to

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    Let the blood and tears flow BUT for goodness not a DIPLOMATIC SPAT!!!
    cowardly pussy!!!

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    Petal 7 years ago

    The geriatric is fuelling race Hatred

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    I don’t want to see a Bf