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Mugabe’s Anti-West Messages Resonating With Zimbabweans Fearing Recolonization

  • Ndimyake Mwakalyelye

FILE: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe addresses supporters outside ZANU-PF headquarters, Harare, Oct. 30, 2014.

FILE: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe addresses supporters outside ZANU-PF headquarters, Harare, Oct. 30, 2014.

International observers say President Robert Mugabe’s anti-West messages continue to resonate with many Zimbabweans who express fear of recolonization or neo-colonialism.

Many believe President Mugabe this stance will continue to give him the edge he needs to maintain the support he has, while turning many against Vice President Mujuru.

The president claims that Mrs. Mujuru has been working with some Western nations and opposition parties to remove him from power using unconstitutional ways.

The vice president has already distanced herself from these allegations saying they are baseless. She has been allegedly leading a faction attempting to control the party with a view of taking over power from the ageing 90-year-old President Mugabe.

The obsevers further say the president will use the same strategy to give him an edge over any opposition party that is seem to be pro-West.

For perspective on this, Studio 7’s Ndimyake Mwakalyelye spoke with Mwiza Muntali, former public outreach director of TransAfrica, and also the host of Africa Now and Nii Akuetteh of the of the African Immigrant Caucus.

TransAfrica is one of the oldest advocacy non-governmental organizations focusing on U.S policy toward Africa and the Caribbean.

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