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

The Citizen (Gauteng) - - LETTERS -

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.

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