Robert Mugabe

(Robert Gabriel Mugabe)

Robert Mugabe
Robert Mugabe
  • Born: February 21, 1924
  • Nationality: Zimbabwean
  • Profession: Statesman

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Robert Gabriel Mugabe is a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017. He chaired the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) group from 1975 to 1980 and led its successor political party, the ZANU – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF), from 1980 to 2017. Ideologically an African nationalist, during the 1970s and 1980s he identified as a Marxist–Leninist, although after the 1990s self-identified only as a socialist. His policies have been described as Mugabeism.

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An evil remains an evil whether practiced by white against black or black against white. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
If dogs and pigs don't do it [homosexuality] why must human beings. Let the Americans keep their sodomy, bestiality, stupid and foolish ways to themselves, out of Zimbabwe. We don't want these practices here. Let them be gay in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. Human Nature
If the whites do not change, they will be kicked out of this country. Discrimination & Prejudice
If white settlers just took the land from us without paying for it, we can, in a similar way, just take it from them without paying for it. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
It was from Tito that I drew inspiration while searching for the best road to take and when making crucial decisions during our liberation struggle. I often thought, what would Tito do at that moment? Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
Only God who appointed me can remove me. Not the MDC, not the British. The MDC will never rule this country--never. Miscellaneous ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
Our party [Zanu-PF] must continue to strike fear in the hearts of the white man, our real enemy. Discrimination & Prejudice
Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy! Discrimination & Prejudice
Our votes must go together with our guns. After all, any vote we shall have, shall have been the product of the gun. The gun which produces the vote should remain its security officer – its guarantor. The people's votes and the people's guns are always inseparable twins. Guns & Gun Control
Stay with us, please remain in this country and constitute a nation based on national unity. Minorities & Women
The existing system of Internet governance is a form of neocolonialism. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
The only white man you can trust is a dead white man. Trust ;Human Nature
We cannot have a situation where people decide to sit in places not allowed and when police remove them they say no. We can’t have that. That is a revolt to the system. Some are crying that they were beaten. Yes you will be thoroughly beaten. When the police say move, you move. If you don’t move, you invite the police to use force. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
Countries such as the U.S. and Britain have taken it upon themselves to decide for us in the developing world, even to interfere in our domestic affairs and to bring about what they call regime change.
I have died many times. I have actually beaten Jesus Christ because he only died once.
I wish to assure you that there can never be any return to the state of armed conflict which existed before our commitment to peace and the democratic process of election under the Lancaster House agreement. War & Peace
If the choice were made, one for us to lose our sovereignty and become a member of the Commonwealth or remain with our sovereignty and lose the membership of the Commonwealth, I would say let the Commonwealth go.
In most recent times, as the West started being hostile to us, we deliberately declared a Look East policy.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Our votes must go together with our guns. After all, any vote we shall have, shall have been the product of the gun. The gun which produces the vote should remain its security officer - its guarantor. The people's votes and the people's guns are always inseparable twins.
People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won't be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency.
So, Blair keep your England, and let me keep my Zimbabwe.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
The land is ours. It's not European and we have taken it, we have given it to the rightful people... Those of white extraction who happen to be in the country and are farming are welcome to do so, but they must do so on the basis of equality. Equality & Equal Opportunity
The white man is not indigenous to Africa. Africa is for Africans. Zimbabwe is for Zimbabweans.
There are things one must do for oneself.
True, some land was bought by a few Cabinet Ministers. They bought the land. No minister, to my knowledge acquired land which was meant for resettlement. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Was it not enough punishment and suffering in history that we were uprooted and made helpless slaves not only in new colonial outposts but also domestically. History
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
We are not hungry... Why foist this food upon us? We don't want to be choked. We have enough. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
We don't mind having sanctions banning us from Europe. We are not Europeans.
We have said the first step was to designate the land, inform the owners. And the second would be to get the responses from the owners. And this will be openly done.
We of Africa protest that, in this day and age, we should continue to be treated as lesser human beings than other races.
We pride ourselves as being top, really, on the African ladder... We feel that we have actually been advancing rather than going backwards.