Quotations by Robert Mugabe
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Born: Thursday, February 21, 1924
Countries such as the U.S. and Britain have taken it upon themselves to decide for us in the developing world, even to interfere in our domestic affairs and to bring about what they call regime change.
(Keywords: Change, Countries, World)
I wish to assure you that there can never be any return to the state of armed conflict which existed before our commitment to peace and the democratic process of election under the Lancaster House agreement.
(Keywords: Peace, Agreement, Commitment, Conflict, State)
If the choice were made, one for us to lose our sovereignty and become a member of the Commonwealth or remain with our sovereignty and lose the membership of the Commonwealth, I would say let the Commonwealth go.
In most recent times, as the West started being hostile to us, we deliberately declared a Look East policy.
(Keywords: Policy, Being)
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy!
(Keywords: Heart, Fear, Man, Party)
Our votes must go together with our guns. After all, any vote we shall have, shall have been the product of the gun. The gun which produces the vote should remain its security officer - its guarantor. The people's votes and the people's guns are always inseparable twins.
(Keywords: People, Security, Twins, Vote)
People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won't be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency.
(Keywords: People, Right, Soldiers, Vote, Will)
So, Blair keep your England, and let me keep my Zimbabwe.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
Stay with us, please remain in this country and constitute a nation based on national unity.
(Keywords: Country, Nation, Unity)
The land is ours. It's not European and we have taken it, we have given it to the rightful people... Those of white extraction who happen to be in the country and are farming are welcome to do so, but they must do so on the basis of equality.
(Keywords: Equality, People, Country, Land)
The only white man you can trust is a dead white man.
(Keywords: Trust, Man)
The white man is not indigenous to Africa. Africa is for Africans. Zimbabwe is for Zimbabweans.
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.
(Keywords: Knowledge, Land)
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.
(Keywords: History, Punishment, Suffering)
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
We are not hungry... Why foist this food upon us? We don't want to be choked. We have enough.
(Keywords: Food, Want)
We don't mind having sanctions banning us from Europe. We are not Europeans.
(Keywords: Europe, Mind)
We have said the first step was to designate the land, inform the owners. And the second would be to get the responses from the owners. And this will be openly done.
(Keywords: First, Land, Will)
We of Africa protest that, in this day and age, we should continue to be treated as lesser human beings than other races.
(Keywords: Age, Day, Protest)
We pride ourselves as being top, really, on the African ladder... We feel that we have actually been advancing rather than going backwards.
(Keywords: African, Being, Pride)