By Toby Prince
Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s independence icon turned authoritarian leader will always be remembered for some of his ageless quotes.
The former Zimbabwe president passed away aged 95.
Mr Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April. He was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power.
The former president was praised for broadening access to health and education for the black majority.
But later years were marked by the violent repression of his political opponents and Zimbabwe’s economic ruin.
Here are six unforgettable quotes attributed to Mugabe.
The only white man you can trust is a dead white man.
Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy!
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.
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.
We of Africa protest that, in this day and age, we should continue to be treated as lesser human beings than other races.
We are not hungry… Why foist this food upon us? We don’t want to be choked. We have enough.