I’ll be a rotten thinker if I think like Britons – Mugabe
28 October 2013, 18:11
Cape Town - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has taken a
swipe at Europeans, blasting them for “thinking” that they have a right "to rob
others of their resources".
Mugabe who was on Friday conferred with an Honorary Doctor
of African Heritage and Philosophy by the Great Zimbabwe University urged
Zimbabweans to stop thinking like Europeans and instead be proud of their
identity as Africans, a Herald report said.
Dismissing what he called the 1980s claims by Britain that his way of
thinking was like that of Britons, Mugabe said he would remain a Zimbabwean and
African through deeds and words, adding that he would be a "rotten thinker" to
think like them.
Mugabe who is Africa’s oldest leader has over the years continued
to castigate whites over the "exploitation of Africa's resources", accusing
them of stealing the wealth of the continent.
In the early 2000s, he embarked on a controversial land reform
programme which saw thousands of white farmers being evicted from their farms.
The 89-year-old also told journalist after the swearing in
of his new cabinet that he wanted to see "indigenisation done", an indication
that he is not going back on black empowerment.