Zimbabwe is no place for white people, or so its president, Robert Mugabe, would have the world believe. According to the 90-year-old elected official, any and all white people should “go back to England.”
According to AllAfrica.com:
Robert Mugabe said Friday that whites who are still in the country should go back to England as he vowed that those removed from land redistributed to black Zimbabweans would never be allowed to return.
“Don’t they (whites) know where their ancestors came from? The British who are here should all go back to England.
“What is the problem? We now have aeroplanes which can take them back quicker than the ships used by their ancestors.”
Mugabe went on to say later during the same speech, that Obama was even afraid of him eventually explaining that western leaders were trying to, “intimidate” his country into “allow[ing] the whites to come back.” Informing his people, he firmly declared, “That will never happen.”
Zimbabwe has long been noticed upon the world stage as back between the years of 1965 and 1980, the land flourished under white minority rule where the population tipped the scales at around 296,000. After having come into power during 1980 however, along with a series of other influences such as inflation and violence, Mugabe has caused a significant decline in those wishing to stay in the country.
As reported by The Blaze:
[H]e pursued an aggressive policy of taking land from white farmers and redistributing it to black citizens — a policy with the stated aim of righting historical injustice, but which in actuality often served as a way for Mugabe to reward loyal supporters.
The exodus has been quick and extremely noticeable as in 1999 there was only 120,000 in the nation and now only contains a measly 30,000 people.
(h/t: The Blaze)