These days the press is filled with horror stories about Robert Mugabe. We hear words like "sadist" "murderer" "dictator" used to describe him. Robert Mugabe is not a perfect head of state, but is anyone? He has made some obvious mistakes (at 83 years of age the biggest one of all is probably staying in power too long without choosing a younger successor) Today Zimbabwe has one of the world's highest inflation rates and many people are blaming Mugabe. It is more than likely that Mugabe is the victim of western neocolonial economic sabotage. I can remember years ago people coming from Cuba would condemn Fidel Castro for having to wait in long lines for basic food necessities. It just would never occur to them that this was happening because of a blockade. Robert Mugabe is probably one of the very few leaders who up to this point has resisted the neocolonials. Mugabe has returned a sizeable portion of the land stolen from Zimbabwe by colonialists and their offspring. It is precisely for that reason that he is despised by Tony Blair and George Bush who are doing everything in their power to topple the Mugabe regime. The imperialist forces and their agents have unlimited financial resources at their disposal. They are feverishly trying to overthrow a leader chosen by the people of Zimbabwe. Western pundits continue to talk about the unfair Zimbabwean elections but somehow have amnesia when it comes to the 2000 and 2004 fraudulent elections in the United States.
Mugabe is totally justified in his mistrust of the English government who promised him that they would compensate the English landowners of Zimbabwean territory. The English government reneged on its promise. As a result a land redistribution program was put into effect and Tony Blair and George Bush cry foul, as if Mugabe is the one who committed a crime. Robert Mugabe has always been in the forefront of African liberation whether it was fighting the racist Apartheid regime in South Africa or Ian Smith regime in the former Rhodesia. Let us not forget that Margaret Thatcher's son orchestrated and attempt to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea, shortly after that African nation was reported to have found new petroleum reserves. The forces of Robert Mugabe were responsible for apprehending the mercenaries attempting the coup d'etat. It is for these reasons that I ask everyone to carefully look at the facts when it comes to Zimbabwe and not to rush to judgment based on what has be reported in western media.