President raps Obama’s naivety

via President raps Obama’s naivety | The Herald 5 December 2014 by Takunda Maodza

United States President Barack Obama will retire from office with an African curse as the continent expected a lot from his election but he disappointed, President Mugabe said yesterday.Addressing the 6th Zanu-PF National People’s Congress in Harare attended by thousands, President Mugabe — who is the Sadc chair and AU deputy chair — lashed out at Obama whose term of office has generated wars and illegal regime change in Africa.

President Mugabe said a small group of countries led by the US and Britain opposed the normalisation of relations between Harare and Europe.

Europe and the US imposed illegal sanctions on Zimbabwe after the country embarked on the land reform programme to address historical land ownership imbalances.

“In the case of the United Kingdom, this has something to do with their pending elections. Zimbabwe’s fate must wait while the sons of Albion choose a new Government! What rank madness! As for the Unites States of America, we honestly do not know what grievance she holds against us,” said President Mugabe.

“I doubt if Barack Obama understands that grievance, whatever it is. I suppose in his case it has a lot to do with him being a black President in White House, a virtual prisoner enjoined to pander to and dutifully mind white interests. He retires from office with an African curse, this man from whom so much was expected by our continent. But we know better that nothing much should be expected from him.”

President Mugabe said the West has tried everything short of war to effect regime change in Zimbabwe.

“They created well-heeled opposition against us. That opposition has now fallen. They sought and still seek to divide us. That, too, has failed. They attacked our economy, attacked our currency. We have conceived strategies which have exposed to them the futility of those spiteful measures.

“They sought to isolate us, even mobilising multilateral institutions against us, even blocking trade between us and other nations. Today they even hold our earnings which they have impounded, buccaneer style. Is there international law anymore, we ask. But we have remained unflinching, undaunted. Now Europe seeks peace with us, seeks to re-establish friendship with us,” he said.

President Mugabe said Zimbabwe has always sought friendship with all nations.

“As before, we tell Europe we have been more sinned against than sinning. We have always sought amity and friendship with all nations, great or small, black or white, brown or yellow.

“We have not even sought to hit back at Britain, much as it has assets here.  Well, let them come if they now want friendship. But it has to be on terms that recognise our sovereign right to exist as an independent African nation enjoying equal status accorded to all nations under the UN Charter,” he said.


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    You expected so much from Obama?What about what we expected from you.You doubt if Barack Obama understands that grievance ? I doubt you understand your own peoples grievance.” He retires from office with an African curse, this man from whom so much was expected by our continent.” You continue with the African curse on our country.“As before, we tell Europe we have been more sinned against than sinning.” we the people tell Zanu we have been more sinned against than sinning.”hey attacked our economy, attacked our currency.” You attacked our economy Mr President and Gono attacked our currency. You will allways be know as the leader that lead his people into poverty suffering and strife. The man who brought his country to it’s knees. The man who slaughtered more than 20000 of his own countrymen who were unarmed.

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      Dopiro 7 years ago

      Its a full time job to examine yourself and see the good and the bad side of yourself after judging yourself impartially. Its sad that dictator s and tyrants do see one side of the same coin. The biggest mistake ever made in Zimbabwe was electing a dictator for president

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    Stewart 7 years ago

    This man has clearly lost it. It is a shame that he has not died and brought relief to the suffering of Zimbabwe