Trust white people at your own peril: Mugabe

HARARE - While he looked forward to a “God-given victory” in elections next year, President Robert Mugabe revelled the win by Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.

“Zanu PF shares their victory. It is our victory too and one against imperialism. He defeated the false hopes of imperialism against a hugely popular Bolivarian revolution.

“The machinations of the United States were there for all to see in the form of internal structures (opposition) with the intention of fighting Chavez from within. The people of Venezuela won,” Mugabe said.

He said Chavez is “a great friend of ours.”

“Leader (Chavez) is a great friend of ours and their victory is our victory. Any gain of revolutionary forces the world over is a giant stride and gain for the masses,” said Mugabe.

Mugabe once again took time to lament the demise of  Muammar Gaddafi who was toppled by his people last year, blaming his late ally for playing with carnivores.

“A lion eats flesh and you can never trust it with your sheep no matter how passive that lion is. Trust white people at your own peril,” Mugabe said.

“South Africa still has remnants of apartheid who still pass judgment in favour of whites. We cannot part with this soil. We are made from it and we will die here. If some people think their fortunes lie elsewhere, they can go there,” he said.

Mugabe congratulated former Kenyan Mau Mau guerrillas who last week won a landmark case in Britain that will allow them to sue the British “for their savagery as those people tried to fight against colonialism.”

Mugabe said he wondered what the MDC meant by ‘good election climate.’ “We have cheated democracy by coming together and creating a group to govern. I do not know whether they want earthmoving equipment to level the playing field.

“We can never have anything better than this in terms of the environment for elections. We have peace and a few sporadic outbreaks of violence can never be bigger than the general environment of peace prevailing in the country,” Mugabe said.

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