Mugabe crows over absolutely nothing
Before the bountiful harvest Zimbabwe was eating maize grown in Zambia by the farmers he kicked off their farms, writes Bob Gillies
It’s pathetic how Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe is crowing about “feeding his people” just because he has had one good maize harvest in years. In the ’70s, Zimbabwe’s shops were filled not just with maize but with every other conceivable foodstuff that you could wish for – all of unbelievable quality.
So enjoy your mealie porridge this year as that’s all you have. Next year it might not happen.
I have a friend who is a ZanuPF ward councillor in Zimbabwe with 880 small farms in his ward. Not one is productive beyond feeding their immediate families.
Land grabs will never pay off but it is the only value he has to offer his people as he has nothing else.
Mugabe must just remember before his bountiful harvest Zimbabwe was eating maize grown in Zambia by the very farmers he kicked off their farms.