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President Mugabe leads in living the African dream?

18 Sep 2017 at 16:32hrs | Views
One of the most famous man who fought for the emancipation of the black people, Marcus Garvey once said, "The white man has succeeded in subduing the world by forcing everybody to think his way. The white man's propaganda has made him the master of the world. And those who have come in contact with it and accepted it have become slaves."

Africa's colonisation by the white man dating back to hundreds of years ago, contributed negatively to the African race, pride and development.
Natural resources were looted and were used to build fortifying empires that the Americans and most Western countries boast of today. Africans were traded, sold and used as cheap labour, working on estates and  regarded as "second class citizens" in a supposedly free world.
The African race was stripped of its humanity, pride and dignity, families were torn apart and history erased. To this day, African Americans still cry for freedom against racial discrimination, resultantly, the #blacklivesmatter movement in United States of America has gained traction as black people are gunned down in the streets, in broad daylight, by the police force and nothing is done to protect them.

Back home in Africa, more courageous men and great leaders have become legends  in their lifetime by advocating that Africa should stand up for herself and decide that the white majority should not dictate on how Africans should live.

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is one such icon who is known worldwide, for defending the rights of Africans especially his countrymen, a position that Zimbabweans applaud and respect him for to this day and into the future.

President Mugabe is carrying the torch of black emancipation as envisioned by such men as Marcus Garvey to ensure all Africans break the chains of white dominance. President Mugabe has led many Zimbabweans to become their own independent people, a people educated, empowered and able to defend their birth right and sovereignty, thus rendering himself unpopular with the white majority in the first world.

Sanctions were imposed on Zimbabwe, after the successful implementation of the land reform exercise which saw land being distributed to the majority of the black people who had nothing to their name in their own motherland. To this day, through the success of the state-sponsored Command Agriculture, Zimbabwe is slowly regaining its status as the breadbasket of Africa.

President Mugabe, in another show of black pride and supremacy told off former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to 'keep his England', in a speech that attracted resounding applause at the Earth Summit in 2002. President Mugabe was defending the land redistribution exercise saying, "We have fought for our land, we have fought for our sovereignty, small as we are we have won our independence and we are prepared to shed our blood…So Blair, keep your England and let me keep my Zimbabwe."

Most countries in Africa envy Zimbabweans for being owners of their land and natural resources, a legacy that means freedom from western control and dictatorship.
 
In a world where globalisation is fast spreading and overshadowing self-identity and peoples' history, President Mugabe has been advocating for Zimbabweans to never forget theirs.

Recently, President Mugabe encouraged teachers to embrace the new curriculum and make sure that Zimbabwean history is taught and upheld in schools. Marcus Garvey also held the same notion years ago in advocating for black empowerment when he said, "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."

These are just but a drop in the ocean of the values that President Mugabe is well known for, making him the target of Western nations who are bent on perpetuating their white dominance, overshadowing the African dream in the process.
 These are the values that make President Mugabe a living legacy, who saw through the white' machinations and mischief. A call for total black empowerment and valuing black pride, history, culture  and self - sustenance without begging the West for breadcrumbs and aid. Above all, these are the values that make President Mugabe, a great leader, who is loved by the Zimbabwean, Africans, and is feared and loathed by the Americans and their West allies.
In all essence, love or hate him, President Mugabe will forever be the man of the people and the giant of Africa.


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