According to reports, the 2016 Republican Presidential front-runner for the United States of America has declared the ancient leader of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe an alien sent to destroy the country and unleash evil to Zimbabweans.
Trump reportedly made the remarks while he visited Scotland.
He was addressing journalists in Balmedie, Scotland, about his views on Muslims, and somehow, related that to African leaders.
Picking Uncle Bob as the ideal African leader for his talk, Trump declared Mugabe an alien and related that the Zimbabwean President wouldn’t be welcomed in US if he’s President.
Trump added that he’ll ensure US wouldn’t end up like Zimbabwe.
He said: ‘Zimbabwe was a great country before Mugabe became president. The guy came out of no where and sucked the life of that beautiful country and its people. I think he is an alien.”
Recently, a US-based Zimbabwean academic, Ken Mufuka expressed similar sentiment asserting that Uncle Bob’s government is made up of arrogant men who have reduced the country to perfect uselessness.
“Zimbabwe’s problems have been self-imposed by arrogant men who have learnt nothing from the past and from their neighbors.
We did not learn from what happened in Botswana and Zambia. Botswana had nothing at independence, but worked hard to exploit and invest income from diamonds. On the other hand, Zambia had a relatively good economy, but ran it to the ground.
The common denominator in the looting of the country is that the looters have authority to write cheques. They are not stealing, but looting by people who are trustees of our money.
The problem is that these looters walk proudly in Jerusalem with Peter and John, while the generality suffers. The problem is not the economy, but the dearth of moral leadership. To see only the superficial symptoms and mistake them for the disease is wrong.
Those who are highly regarded most esteemed in their circles are looting our country. But none of them have gone to jail while an ordinary villager, who steals a bull, is jailed to 10 years. The crisis is a lack of moral leadership and without a change of that leadership the economic problems will remain,” stated Mufuka.