- I had this response to my article from a former Rhodesian,
now living in the UK - who travelled to Zimbabwe recently. It gives a deeper
insight into Mugabe's racism which stretches even against Asians, as well
as how the tribal views of Zimbabwe clash - with the Shona's buying into
his lies. This suggests that the main killing/oppression to come will be
against the Matabele. -Jan
- Hi Jan, I have just read the posting from your friend
in Zim. On my recent visit to Zim I found the Shona supporters of ZANUPF
were all for this policy. It was like they were blind to the mess the country
was in, and somehow blamed the whites for it all. The Ndebele I met had
quite a different outlook.
- They have the opinion that the loss of the whites is
the main cause for the dilapidated state of the nation. I must agree with
- If we take a look at African states since they gained
independence, all of them have failed. Surely, this must make the West
realise that not one black leader can make a country work, with the exception
of Botswana, but even they are soon to be seriouly dented by the Zim economic
- The knock-on effect will also dent South Africa's economic
(in)stability. If the 'whites out by 2005' is successful, there will be
no hope for the country. In a recent posting to you I said it would take
50 years to bring Zim back to its former status when handed over to ZANUPF
- If all whites are driven out, then my prediction of 50
years is seriouly underestimated. Asian business friends of mine are under
constant pressure from ZANUPF who want to force them out of business. Asians
and whites hold the shakey economy together. Lose them and the whole shooting
match will collapse.
- This 'only blacks in Africa' will never work. Without
'white' money (and industrial-business-agricultural competence. -ed) the
whole continent is doomed.
- Even more annoying is the number of Zim blacks washing
up on England's shores begging for a safe haven. Some are CIO agents, though
heaven alone knows how they get into England; I mean what do they put on
their visa or Entry Clearance application forms -nusery teacher?!?!
- So, the respone must be - all whites out of Zimbabwe:
all blacks out of England. Is that racist? No, it is not, unless you admit
that Mugabe is also acting on pure racist grounds. But no one will say
a black is racist, no, he is just reactng to years of misrule by the 'white
- ZANUPF is a racist bunch of losers who will starve a
nation just to make a 'point'. The question is, who will they blame next?
The whites I have met in Zim are quite prepeared to work alongside the
blacks, but it is the blacks (ZANUPF) who are not prepared to work alongside
the whites. Could this be because the whites will show them up to be the
incompetent idiots they really are (with the exception of those who sell
their pride and suck up to the black leaders).