Some People Yearned For Smith In 1980, Its The Same Now With Mugabe – ED Not Bothered

President Emmerson Mnangagwa said that he is not bothered by some people who are yearning for the return of former president Robert Mugabe because things have become tougher since his departure.

Mnangagwa said it was the same with some people when the last Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith left office at Zimbabwe’s independence in 1980. While addressing the media at State House on Wednesday night, Mnangagwa said:

When we came into office in 2017, we promised Zimbabweans democracy and claims that some of our citizens want him (Mugabe) to return actually show we have kept our word despite accusations to the contrary.

After Independence some people yearned for Smith (Ian, late former Rhodesian Prime Minister). It is the same now.

Mugabe was pushed out of power in November 2017 after a brief military takeover. After a week of jockeying between the veteran politician and Zimbabwe’s generals, Mugabe agreed to leave office as the threat of impeachment was looming.

More: NewZimbabwe.com

 


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Ian Douglas Smith(8 April 1919 – 20 November 2007) was a former Rhodesian Prime Minster and one of Africa's controversial leaders. Smith become the first man to oppose British rule by illegally declaring Southern Rhodesia independent through the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) from Britain... Read More About Ian Smith

Robert Mugabe was a politician and the former President of Zimbabwe. He was the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 1987 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. Mugabe resigned from... Read More About Robert Mugabe

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One Comment on “Some People Yearned For Smith In 1980, Its The Same Now With Mugabe – ED Not Bothered

  1. Well, Ian Smith left the office in 1979 as Abel Muzarewa took over. His party UANC won the elections.
    It was the USA who first declared UDI against Britain in 1776.
    And official Southern Rhodesia became independent in 1923 when they voted to go alone and not join the Union of South Africa. Britain only had power over foreign affairs, like, if they declare war then automatic Southern Rhodesia was involved in that war. Boer War, WWI and WWII. For 42 years S. Rhodesia developed their economy and agriculture and factories, without any aid of Britain. Actual they had to pay 2 million pounds in 1923 for the mining rights to Britain.

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