Addressing a gathering in Matopos, President Robert Mugabe criticised Zimbabweans who still leave the country to go and look for jobs in the United States of America.
Surely for you to go to America to go and look for a job is stupid. Non Americans are being chased away there. What would you have been deprived of in your country? What is it that you can get in America which you cannot get in Zimbabwe?
He also stated that most Zimbabweans who left for the US often returned poorer. Said Mugabe:
I have not seen a single person who, after working for so many years in America has come back home with so much money. They return poor only to start looking for jobs here again. Where were you taking your money during all those years spent in America? So let us value our own country and its natural resources; work hard to transform our natural resources.