Power, whites and gays – Robert Mugabe in quotes
SEE ALSO :Robert Mugabe dies aged 95"Some are saying 'Mr Mugabe is old, so he should step down'... No! When my time comes, I will tell you." 2014 "Only God who appointed me will remove me - not the MDC (opposition), not the British." 2008 On coming to power Mugabe's speech when Zimbabwe won independence was more conciliatory. "It could never be a correct justification that because the whites oppressed us yesterday when they had power, the blacks must oppress them today." 1980
SEE ALSO :Robert Mugabe, the milestonesOn seizing farms "You are now our enemies because you really have behaved as enemies of Zimbabwe. We are full of anger. Our entire community is angry and that is why we now have the war veterans seizing land." 2000 On Britain, Zimbabwe's former colonial ruler "The British were brought up as violent people, liars, scoundrels and crooks... I am told that (former British PM Tony) Blair was a troublesome little boy at school." 2001 On gay people
SEE ALSO :The Grace effect in Mugabe’s ‘Dis-Grace’On Hitler "I am still the Hitler of the time. This Hitler has only one objective, justice for his own people, sovereignty for his people, recognition of the independence of his people. "If that is Hitler, then let me be a Hitler tenfold." 2003 On Grace Before his first wife died in 1992, Mugabe started a relationship with Grace, whom he married in 1996. "I wanted children and this is how I thought I could get them. I knew what I was doing and my wife knew." 1998 On colonialism "African resources belong to Africa. Others may come to assist as our friends and allies, but no longer as colonisers or oppressors, no longer as racists." 2015 On death False reports of Mugabe dying were a feature of his old age. "I have died many times. That's where I have beaten Christ. Christ died once and resurrected once. I have died and resurrected and I don't know how many times I will die and resurrect." 2012.
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