Monday, December 8, 2008

British government to blame

Fate is not without irony so I do actually think that a certain degree of responsibility does lie at the feet of the British government (not the people of Britain) for the situation in Sub-Saharan Africa in general and Zimbabwe in particular.
We were largely instrumental, through men like Peter Hain, in the demise of white rule and the inevitable economic destruction that followed, with Rhodesia the bread basket of Africa becoming Zimbabwe the Basket Case of Africa.
The truly sad part is that the people of Zimbabwe inherited a vibrant and burgeoning economic and infrastructure so little was required in terms of genius to sustain it and keep things ticking over. They have had ample time to prove the ‘benefits’ of majority rule and have abjectly failed. I don’t think it is our problem any longer. They have got what they asked for. Perhaps Peter Hain has some more bright ideas?

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