Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is calling to forcibly remove white farmers from their land in the country.
“I have been given a list of 35 white farmers in Mashonaland West alone. We say no to whites owning our land and they should go,” Mugabe told a rally of farmers in a rural town. He said white people can “own companies and apartments… but not the soil. It is ours, and that message should ring loud and clear in Britain and the United States.”
Mugabe claimed, “There are white farmers who are still on the land and have the protection of some cabinet ministers and politicians as well as traditional leaders. That should never happen. They were living like kings and queens on our land and we chucked them out. Now we want all of it.”
The BBC reports that there are 100 to 150 white farmers remaining in the country.
Barnabas Thondlana, the editor of The Observer weekly, said, “I strongly and vigorously denounce someone who expects me to hate someone because of the color of their skin. I think what the president is doing is out of order because the problem with our country at the moment are not whites.”
“The problem with our country at the moment are dictatorship, governance, corruption, kleptocracy, and other all forms of prejudices. We should be fighting these prejudices like tribalism, regionalism, and racism. I say no to racism,” Thondlana said.