Mugabe no Marxist

When the President Robert Mugabe entered Politics he said that he was a Marxist. They formed ZANUPF but have changed and never fully explained their Policies.

Source: Mugabe no Marxist – The Zimbabwean 05.09.2016

However they are not Marxist because as the communist doctrine goes from each according to his ability to each according to his needs.  In other words one has a community of people working towards their own needs and wants. It further advocates that if you do not contribute you do not receive. It expects all people to work for a living. Taking in Socialism then there should be full employment where everyone is equal. This means that if ZANUPF had followed the policies that were originally intended there should be some 6 -8 million people employed in Zimbabwe. They did not therefore follow the Communist/Socialist policies.

Now look at FEUDALISM


The dominant social system in medieval Europe, in which the nobility held lands from the Crown in exchange for military service, and vassals were in turn tenants of the nobles, while the peasants (villeins or serfs) were obliged to live on their lord’s land and give him homage, labour, and a share of the produce, notionally in exchange for military protection.

Does this not sound more like the policies of the present ZANUPF.

They have decreed that the land and water belongs to the government and have given away land, (farms} to Ministers and Military and Police Chiefs and senior judges and civil servants. Small plots to the peasants. They have allowed corruption and we now have the extremely wealthy and the very poor being peasants and unemployed.

The Socialists have always decried the Capitalists for creating unequal societies and Zimbabwe has created a very rich elite with a very poor community so the policies of the Zimbabwe government are not socialist.


The Feudalist Kings and Lords did not give up easily and were overthrown largely by revolutions and the system abandoned.

So I now ask, what are the policies of the ZANUPF government.  Maybe ask your readers or the Party.


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    Joe Cool 6 years ago

    I think parasites would be a better description, which generally applies to some sub-human forms of animal life.

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    Ronald Macdonald 6 years ago

    It all goes back to the main cry in the war here. Cry was “join us and get your share when we win”. Only stupid people thought it was about one man one vote and freedom. Mugabe loved Marxist Leninism because it gave a pseudo intellectual underpinning to a one party state.

    Mugabe is the the head criminal in a criminal cabal called ZANU

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    Don Cox 6 years ago

    In all Marxist ststes, the Politburo are rich and everyone else is poor. In Cuba, there is even a maximum wage (which is less than the British minimum wage).

    Mugabe is a typical Marxist, though less violent than some.

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      Joe Cool 6 years ago

      To suggest Mugabe is a Marxist is just plain silly – go back to sleep.

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    Tongu Eincheek 6 years ago

    Read Animal Farm by George Orwell. The Mugabe regime is now worse than any former leaders. He and his cronies are all about self interest, self protection and self enrichment. The people do not enter their equation. They will continue to rule by fear and violence until the masses hold them accountable. Even if there is a chance of that, the military will step in. They have too much to lose.