No land for whites in Zimbabwe, says Mugabe

2014-07-03 10:15

Cape Town - President Robert Mugabe has reportedly vowed that whites will never be allowed to own land in Zimbabwe, saying the few remaining white farmers must go.

According to, Mugabe said Zimbabwe was no country for whites as far as land was concerned.

The veteran leader said this as he opened a new chapter in the country's controversial land reform programme. Mugabe on Wednesday launched A1 settlement permits, which ensure that farmers have security of tenure.

The permits allow new farmers to access agricultural funding from financial institutions.

A Zimbabwe Mail report quoted Mugabe as saying whites in Zimbabwe could only be allowed to own companies, industries and apartments.

Farm grabs

Mugabe's latest pronouncements are likely to send jitters across the agricultural sector and concern the remaining white commercial farmers, some of whom have argued that they never benefitted from colonialism.

His remarks, however, contradict statements made by Environment Minister Saviour Kasukuwere last month that the country will no longer engage in farm grabs.

Kasukuwere said no more farms or properties owned by westerners would be grabbed.

Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party launched the land reforms in 2000, taking over white-owned farms to resettle landless blacks.

Low production

At the time, Mugabe said the reforms were meant to correct colonial land ownership imbalances.

At least 4 000 white commercial farmers were evicted from their farms.

The land seizures were often violent, claiming the lives of several white farmers during clashes with veterans of Zimbabwe's 1970s liberation struggle.

Critics of the reforms have blamed the programme for low production on the farms as the majority of the beneficiaries lacked the means and skills to work the land.

  • Weetabix - 2014-07-03 10:19

    Can this dirty drol sniffing fly just snuff it already!?

      Weetabix - 2014-07-03 10:27

      lol! Someones having fun with ze script.

      Vaal Koos - 2014-07-03 14:33

      Why does this type of human dregg take so long to decompose?

      Mike Heyns - 2014-07-04 18:20

      Either someone at News24 is Zim-fckd, or all 2 out of every 3 News24 readers are a Zanu member that is unemployed and "owns" a laptop???

      Andre Jacobs - 2014-07-05 23:01

      Give him a bells--hang him from a bell's tower.

      Ajith Satyapreya - 2014-10-16 10:38

      Mugabe is dead before the end of next year. 2016 here we come.

  • Stuart Shaw - 2014-07-03 10:20

    Mad Bob at it again. He should sleep more i.e. permanently!

  • John Stoltz - 2014-07-03 10:22

    Not a bad statement from the leader of a country that has never built anything of substance!! Even the Zimbabwe Ruins were built by foreigners!! Please tell the world how many of the previously white farms given to your cronies are still economically productive!! You are to Zimbabwe what incurable cancer is to humans!!

      Ronald Gibson - 2014-07-03 12:06

      The pro bob crowd should read the reviews of Rabelani Dagada, a black economist that has no vested interest in protecting white farmers, but rather wishes to educate people like bob (The origin of the term Mission Impossible) and those that parrot his views or refuse to think for themselves, or do not have the ability to link two iseas together to create a constructive view. In Zim only 20% of the land was in the hands of the whites, but when the land grabs happened even the successful black farmers were affected because the value chain was destroyed. But carry on with kicking White Zimbabweans off their land. Then you can proudly say that you are starving because you are racist.

      Ronald Gibson - 2014-07-03 12:07

      "Ideas instead of iseas".

      Ronald Gibson - 2014-07-03 13:20

      Yay! With SA math education and the ability of the pro bob crowd for reasoning going the way the Zim agriculture is, it seems my thumbs up are winning!

  • Christo Smith - 2014-07-03 10:22

    There go's Zimbabwe!

      Anne Thrax - 2014-07-03 10:28

      And sa is close behind....

      Nku Entsho - 2014-07-03 16:43

      And europe is waiting for whites.

      Stephanie Sutherland - 2014-07-03 23:40

      I think that if all whites need to leave European countries, then the reverse should be applied to those of African decent. Kick the lot out and dump them back in Africa, that should triple the African population. Close all aid to the continent and no aid agencies should be allowed to assist. Let them have a crack at proving how independent they are.

      John Block - 2014-07-04 06:45

      If Europe is for whites. Fine, sign me up. Take me to the civilised people. Take me to a place where the word "sustainability" actually means something. Take me to a place where there is a stable power supply, CLEAN running water, a place where you don't get raped behind every corner. Where there is LESS CORRUPTION. So stop the treats PAY my visa, and flight tickets! Bloody showerheads.

  • Derek Bekker - 2014-07-03 10:23

    Moegaap can go jump off a cliff asap

  • Cassava Undersiege - 2014-07-03 10:24

    This will only benefit a few,while the majority continue to suffer.

      Nku Entsho - 2014-07-03 16:46

      And all the white government policies benefited a few while the majority continued to suffer.

  • Mauritz Langeveld - 2014-07-03 10:24

    Jip. That is Malema's hero right there people. Definition of an Anti-white criminal in a nutshell.

      Nku Entsho - 2014-07-03 16:52

      No Isaac, the whites don't need us. They say it all the time on news24. You a fool to think that whites need you. Not long ago some were arrested plotting herd you and all blacks across the border to zimbabwe. Maybe you have a short memory. Their trial is not even over yet.

      Stephan Wessels - 2014-07-04 08:41

      You sir deserve a big fat kiss. And yes south african white farmers need everyone in the country. No other country will accept them there. And I as a white myself can say there is still alot of white racists in our country. It will take time to get them all out.

  • Anita Zondagh - 2014-07-03 10:24

    That's why your people don't have food moron! And, it's ok for you to get food from us here in SA?

      Nku Entsho - 2014-07-03 16:56

      The blacks don't have food here in SA.Blacks do not own land here in SA. Blacks have to beg whites for employment here in SA.Even service delivery is not equal for blacks and whites. There is no real emancipation for blacks here.

      Nku Entsho - 2014-07-03 17:54

      No Renier, I am saying that whites should not think that they are the only ones who can provide employment to the blacks.

      Klaus Muller - 2014-07-03 19:46

      @Nku, your latest comment refers - with statements like this it is no wonder you and your ilk are what you are, never improve yourself, moan, groan like a demented woman. Pull yourself up by your own boot straps, look at yourself, be proud, make your mother proud - get a live, don't look how others are doing it, except to learn, pass on your new knowledge, be an asset to your peers.

      Stephanie Sutherland - 2014-07-03 23:47

      @Nku - and when all the blacks leave, their money and investment with them, who will employ you then. You don't have money to farm or the knowledge about weather cycles, treatments for infestations, proper animals care and how to create and breed good quality herds not scrawny cattle that hardly feed one family. Cash-flow backups in case of drought, weather destroying crops, etc... What makes you think that having the land will just magically turn you into a success, when the rest of Africa has proven to be an abject failure at these task, and are now importing white farmers to farm for them???? Sorry but farming is an art, not just labour, but actual knowledge and common sense....

      Sabine Mueller - 2014-07-04 07:28

      Nku, you show so much hatred that you can think clear. You blaming the Whites for everything. If you dont have work, you blaming the Whites. If you have poor service delivery you blaming the Whites. If you dont know, the percentage of Whites in SA is 10%. The Percentage of Blacks in SA is 80%. If you are not happy with the way of living, go and blame your government. How can 10% be responsible for the bad state the country is in now. You just complain and pulling the racecard whenever it suits you. And for your information, a less qualified black person will get a job before a more qualified white person,just because of the color of the skin...and then you wonder why things are not working. Go figure!

  • Gavin Kruger - 2014-07-03 10:25

    Heaven doesn't want him and hell thinks he will take over!

      Nku Entsho - 2014-07-03 16:57

      Copy and paste!!!

  • Anne Thrax - 2014-07-03 10:26

    Zimbabweans will starve....oh on second thought....they'll simply walk over to sa.

      Clint Warren - 2014-07-03 12:22

      Not anymore the whole reason for the visa changes is to curb the influx of the Zimbos. We will slowly weed them out.

      Nku Entsho - 2014-07-03 16:58

      And the white zimbabweans must go back to zimbabwe.

  • SunshinyDay - 2014-07-03 10:26

    All countries should stop doing business with this country out of principal. There is no place for racism anymore.

      Jean Berendjen Pretorius Geldenhuys - 2014-07-03 12:11

      Comments being deleted, fake support for Mugabe added by thumbs down. Who are admins for this? A bunch of trolls?

      Nku Entsho - 2014-07-03 16:59

      There is place for racism only if practiced by whites?

      Angela Donald - 2014-07-04 14:14

      @Nku, you poor, bitter, twisted little man. Or actually do you work for ZANU-PF intelligence (oxymoron). Big word Nku, but one day you will understand.

      sxp - 2014-07-04 16:08

      Shows you the moral values of most, as they still love his diamonds etc.

  • Rolene Kinnear - 2014-07-03 10:26

    I don't think white people care. You have done this to yourself....

      Outa Kontext - 2014-07-04 12:33

      No black people in Europe???

  • Peace Sol - 2014-07-03 10:26

    Lol Bob has to be admitted to a psychiatric facility urgently!

  • Kamohelo Moshodi - 2014-07-03 10:27

    Kwaaaaaaks Bob are realy insane or too ignorant woooow.I pray for peace and love,forgiveness in our beautyful continent.please Bob think again please

      Ruan Fourie - 2014-07-03 18:01

      Kamohelo, the world needs more people like you. I agree, I pray for peace and love.

  • T-bos Man - 2014-07-03 10:27

    the dude is old so lets not take him serious.

      samsdairy.hermanus - 2014-07-03 11:35

      @t-Bo's the problem is a lot of people in SA do take him seriously, a lot of people in our gov also. They watch hi to see what he can get away with so they can do the same. I really do not understand this mentality of cutting off your nose to spite your face.

  • Bonita Rautenbach Struwig - 2014-07-03 10:27

    Mugabe, I have news for you if you don't change from your wicked ways there will be no land for you in heaven!

      Matthew Patrick - 2014-07-03 11:16

      Who do you think introduced Christianity to your ancestors? Peter, lay off the ganja, dude! Your retarded statement contradicts itself on so many levels. P.S. Correct me if I'm wrong but her name also suggests that her lineage is not predominantly British.

  • Lebohang Molefe - 2014-07-03 10:28

    Mugabe is an angry man for whatever reason. Zimbabwe gained independence long ago, why is he still bitter?

      Bradley Liebenberg - 2014-07-03 10:40

      Its the Zim Thumbs down police !

      Vezi Talyn - 2014-07-03 10:40

      The murder of innocent matabeles is the main problem for him to step down

      Travis Palm - 2014-07-03 10:58

      The whole of Zimbabwe rely on SA news agencies to get their news, you know, because their media is censored to death. Hence hundreds of zimbabwean internet Makwerekwere are here give thumbs down to comments about their precious $h!7 hole of a country

      jaccir2 - 2014-07-03 11:03

      For the very same reason that SA will still be the home if the bitter. It suits these leaders that Africans keep believing that all their problems are because whites still live in Africa. 20 years. 30 years. 50 years. The hate will still be there.

      Lorraine Polson - 2014-07-03 14:34

      @ ziziman - and exactly how long are you going to hold onto the past? Using something that happened years and years ago as an argument to justify present actions makes your argument very weak. Move on and get with the times.

      Stephanie Sutherland - 2014-07-03 15:46

      Ziziman Mdleleni - and how many murders die Dingaan commit against the Boers after selling them land and signing a piece treaty. If you want history we can go there. The Zulus and Xhosa sold there honour to the British for cattle to attack the Boers in an attempt to kill them off... If you want to find some to the root causes, go look at the contribution you made in history to the many Boer deaths at the hands of her majesty the queen.....

      Nathalie Clevenot Sinovich - 2014-07-04 21:33

      ZANU-PF cabinet all in SA watching the Soccer.

  • Gerrie Malan - 2014-07-03 10:29

    It is time that this senile old man kicked the bucket good and hard.

  • Fezile Ntontela - 2014-07-03 10:30

    Wena Ankele uliqhawe lamaqhawe

  • Schalk Bothma - 2014-07-03 10:31

    Racists pig.

  • Vezi Talyn - 2014-07-03 10:33

    Thus rubbish from this ugly chimp.

      Andre Jacobs - 2014-07-03 18:52

      M Kruger --I think that is really so, they are true racists and you will see when the farms are taken that they are all super racists. They are really from another planet --the planet of t...

      Andre Jacobs - 2014-07-03 18:56

      When we gave the country away we really thought that change has come and we can move forward--we have gone back to the imperialist Chaka's time. Something is seriously wrong with their perception of life and values. If you want to destroy China send 2 million of them there--they will break China.

  • Daniel Ferguson - 2014-07-03 10:33

    You are an idiot

  • Sontshatsha Kwezi - 2014-07-03 10:34

    Land reforms are necessary in the African continent. Mugabe is doing the right thing in the wrong way. South Africa need to correct Native land act of 1913. Juju will do that for us.

      Charles Jones - 2014-07-03 10:41

      Uneducated and really stupid people like you should be paid with peanuts and not money!

      Mpho Manenzhe - 2014-07-03 11:04

      @Charles, we dont want your education we want our land.

      Matthew Patrick - 2014-07-03 11:52

      Juju would certainly do it, given the opportunity, but not in any different way and most definitely not for the people. That Act alone did not affect the land occupation of the entire country! Would you believe that all white owned land during the 1st 150 years of European settlement here was actually obtained through trading and bartering with the ethnic tribes? I, like millions of white South Africans, worked hard to own property and will fight tooth and nail to keep what I've worked for. If certain black people feel that land should be given to them without working for it then they don't deserve it. A typical example of someone suffering from this small-mindedness is that of my former domestic worker. She obtained an RDP house and soon after she informed each person she worked for that she was not going to work anymore and wants to claim UIF. She thought she could claim UIF from each employer, when only one of the 4 was eligible to register for it, and from that she went from being employed for 5 days a week to only 2 days a week. In December I also have her as much of a bonus I could afford (even though her work was barely adequate) which was roughly 2 thirds of her full month's wages and she in gratefully asked why it wasn't the equivalent to a full month's pay. A lot of non-white Africans, not all or most, but a lot need to free themselves from that entitlement mindset and get off their behinds and work.

      Jessica Janke - 2014-07-03 12:14

      @Matthew. The thing is they wont get up and work for what they want. Their president ( who is supposed to be someone to look up to ) tells them it is ok to steal and murder for what you want. Why do you think the rape rate is so high. If the president can do it why cant they do it????? Its like having a parent and looking up to that person. You do what they do. Same thing going on here. The president stole millions to build a massive village for him and hes family so the people of this country think they can do the same. Only when we have someone in power that does not steal and rape and lie will it all change. We all sit and complain and say we will fight for what we worked for. But tell me, when they come for you at night and murder you and your family how will you fight? you wont be here to fight? As people of this country we need to fight together to stop them from what they are planning against us. We cant do this on our own. That has been a problem for many years in this country, the black people all stand together and support each other, the whites on the other hand is every man for himself?????? True? YES!!!!!!!!

      Daisy Jones - 2014-07-03 13:58

      I agree with Land Reforms act to correct what happened in the past. I don't agree with how Mugabe is going about it. Teach the people how to produce from the land before handing it over. Without proper education the land will just perish. Long ago before there were non-African settlers in Africa, the Africans were able to farm and cultivate the land. Given the right education that can happen again. Africans are not stupid, the majority are just uneducated and every uneducated person comes across as stupid to an educated person.

      Neil de Klerk - 2014-07-03 14:57

      Yes he will and the whole land will go down the toilet like hillbrow and basically the whole of jhb, oh and btw your ancestors never owned this land it was the khoisan who owned this land you so speak about and they were wiped out by you west Africans who already depleted your land, I worked for my piece of land and if you try and take it I will give you a war you wont believe. All you people are too lazy to work for anything it shows in everything you do, you just take take and take and I bet you within 100 years from now it will be the same cause its in your nature

      Andre Jacobs - 2014-07-03 19:03

      Maybe we should have done a swap then in 1994. They take all the white land and we take all the homelands. The total areas were plus minus the same if you added all the homelands together. They had the land but not much was done on it.

      Jason Strauss - 2014-07-05 02:15

      If Juju behaves. He keeps getting thrown out.

  • Dan Danukdhari - 2014-07-03 10:34

    Just when you think no worse can happen to Zimbabwe,Hitler Mugabe proves you wrong

  • Suzan Lesego Skosana - 2014-07-03 10:34

    so Mugabe doesn't accept diversity! i mean whites/blacks all were created out of love of God, Mugabe needs Christ really,how can you stand against what God created, this is how God wanted us to be.

      Clive Toerien - 2014-07-03 10:43


      Mpho Manenzhe - 2014-07-03 10:54

      @Lesego, The original man that God created was a black Asiatic man, black people are the original inhabitants of this planet. All other races evolved from the black race. Know thyself and stop writing european indoctrination!

      Susanna Johanna - 2014-07-03 11:09

      Mpho, this makes you my ancestor. I am your long lost daughter and happy to be home at last!

      Naas Du Plessis - 2014-07-03 11:09

      Mpho, maybe but Africans never evolved.

      Werner Venter - 2014-07-03 11:24

      @Mpho clearly God knew that the "black Asiatic" man he created was an error. That is why all the races that "evolved" from this black asian dude are far more culturally advanced than it's original form and morphed into the opposite colour and arrived at the MOTHERLAND with devices that float on water while the "original" species were still chasing cattle with sticks while recycling the excrement from their cattle to seal their mud huts... I'm sure yourself and BOB will be able to talk for hours on end about how white people deserve nothing. After all the southern part of Africa developed without any help from foreigners and the white people just came here to steal the luxury-living that was created by the natives of this continent. This country will never be at peace if we look at the colour of the other person's skin to determine whether they qualify for anything.

      Mpho Manenzhe - 2014-07-03 11:30

      @Naas, with all due respect we eveolved you!

      Buffel Twee - 2014-07-03 12:38

      Geez Mpho...where do you get this stuff? That Bantu education really f..ed you up hey? Sorry bro!

      Daisy Jones - 2014-07-03 14:02

      Naas and Verner, you could have just ignored Mpho's comment, now you've commented and you're coming across as racist. Ignore stupid comments from people like Mpho, simple.

      Vaal Koos - 2014-07-03 14:44

      Mopo you are bi-polar. One is an idiot the other a fool

      Nku Entsho - 2014-07-03 17:19

      Suzan Lesego, the bible was brought to you by whites.Therefore they know it better.They taught you the god religion.White do not believe that blacks were created by god.Whites do not believe that blacks are human.We read the comments all the time on news24.

      Andre Jacobs - 2014-07-03 19:08

      But Mpho--if that is true what are you waiting for. Tell all the people on this earth they must give back your land that they have stolen from you-----------------------------------------------I am sure the Chinese will give you a karate chop or two. But let this be an eye opener to the people out there also reading this and THEY CAN SEE WHAT WE ARE DEALING WITH....

      Stephanie Sutherland - 2014-07-03 23:53

      Mpho Manenzhe - actually the find of new skulls and bones disproves your theory, and these were more Caucasian featured skulls, presenting the argument and proving that whites also originated in Africa. But if you want to go with your argument, that means we are all of Africa, thus African, thus you cannot claim the land to be your and yours alone. :)

  • Derek Bekker - 2014-07-03 10:36

    News24 you have a idiot insider giving 100's of thumbs down to sensible posts. Block that fool..

  • Sarel van Deventer - 2014-07-03 10:37

    That just shows u what realy is the agenda of black people. They want all of the land in africa. Not even the koi or san have a place in their africa. They start by saying it should be shared and later on they change and say no, thats not enough. They wil never be happy, farmers should stand their ground. There is no turning back, we dont have a briton too run too. Fight for your land!

      Uhuru Camara519 - 2014-07-03 10:56

      Sarel, the Khoisan are black Africans and they are considered an African tribe, from my view it will never end, people grew up seeing their parents toil for foreigners and now its time to balance those injustices, show me one African who doesnt support land reclamation. now once we have all the land back then it will be a fight for which tribe should own most of the land etc it will only get better once Africa unites

      Sarel van Deventer - 2014-07-03 11:17

      All of the land? Even the land that was not populated and the land that was given too boers for helping zulu tribes in war? Have u heard about the colourd guy in saldanha that was killed and tortured by 80+ blacks while they declared that there is no place for colourds or whites in africa. We came year 400 years ago with better technology and won lots of land by means of war just like lots of black tribes won land by going too war. Dont be a naargat because we were better!

      Uhuru Camara519 - 2014-07-03 12:03

      @Sarel, if it were up to me? to the last rock! and i dont call wiping out entire tribes for their land winning, you came you saw you conquered by force, you thought the natives dont deserve to have such fertile land now the natives dont think you deserve such fertile land, why the double standards?

      Lindsay Craig Coryndon-Baker - 2014-07-03 12:47

      Which whole tribes were wiped out Uhuru? During the Defeqan whole tribes were wiped out but that was black on black or part of Chaka's ambition to unite all the tribes. Pity that didn,t happen because South Africa today still seems to be paying off the karma of Dingaan,s treachery.

      Sarel van Deventer - 2014-07-03 12:57

      Its not double standards. The world has changed. Boundaries have been placed, laws was put in place. Do u think de klerk would have given up the country if it meant we should give up everything? Deals were reached to include everybody in the economy and your leaders were happy about it. Dont come and cry foul now and want everything. Let me tell u something, this is not zim, us boere dont have a briton too fall back too, here we wil fight for our land! Look at our economy and who is in charge? Look at the soccer team and who is in charge? Dis wat gebeer as mens die bobbejaan dorp toe stuur!!!!!

      Uhuru Camara519 - 2014-07-03 13:32

      @Sarel, understood, you are an African just like me, we are not different, you are looking out for your race just like i am. thats why no one will chase you away and there is compensation for the land. our leaders were happy about it but that doesnt mean the people were, ask yourself why only in RSA and Zim are people wanting their land back so badly? what is common between those two countries ? and of course we dont expect any landowner to stand back and watch as their land is being taken away

      Sarel van Deventer - 2014-07-03 14:46

      I am actualy for land reform and i understand the fact that apartheid stil benefits whites. But what pisses me off is that if u asked a black man or woman during apartheid what they want, they would have told u they just want too have equal rights. The right too vote, right too better schooling, right too better jobs etc. Now that u have it u want even more! Tell me, the land given too boers by zulu tribes for helping them in war, must that land also be given back?

      Nku Entsho - 2014-07-03 17:33

      No Sarel. if you asked a black person what they wanted during apartheid they would have refered you to the freedom charter,Not what you are qouting. We know why we went into the struggle for liberation. It was not just for the right to sit next to a white person in the gautrain.

  • Danie Gerber - 2014-07-03 10:38

    Vok jou jou hond van n Zukai

  • Stuart Graham - 2014-07-03 10:41

    This sentence is factually incorrect, but a good example of how a wire news agency repeats a statement over and over until it becomes fact. "The land seizures were often violent, claiming the lives of several white farmers during clashes with veterans of Zimbabwe's 1970s liberation struggle." Very few veterans took part in the land grabs. It was mainly young men, who weren't born when the "liberation struggle" took place, who took part.

  • Sibulele Loyola Mhatu - 2014-07-03 10:41

    Zim is in trouble.

      Mpho Manenzhe - 2014-07-03 11:00

      How is Zim in trouble?

      Naas Du Plessis - 2014-07-03 11:11

      Zim has been in trouble for decades. Bob killed white and black people. More black people though. Why do they use the dollar?? Leave the western systems, technology, currencies etc alone. Sit on your land with nothing. Not even a wheel.

      Tatenda Mai Makanaka Mlambo-Mahleko - 2014-07-03 12:15

      We are in trouble but do not know the definition of racism in our own country.

      Vaal Koos - 2014-07-03 14:46

      Except your king old retarded Bob

      Outa Kontext - 2014-07-03 16:23

      @ mpho - Oh I dont know..... lets ask the 2 million zims in south africa why they are here when they have so a remarkable country to go back to.

      Nku Entsho - 2014-07-03 17:40

      Outa Kontext, lets ask the white zimbabweans that are here. They came here illegally during the 70's and 80's. Why do you leave them out? They came here because they were running away from a black democracy. They came here because of theire love of the apartheid system. Do you think that they have lost that love?

      Outa Kontext - 2014-07-04 12:43

      "running away from a black democracy" - LMFAO, you call that a democracy? More like a democrazy. The white zimbabweans are here for the exact same reason that the blacks are here. Zim is currently in the toilet and you can thank mad bob for that. Dont believe me, go out into the streets and ask them yourself. I guarantee you it wont take you long to find one.

  • Lungisani Nyandezulu Bhelemu - 2014-07-03 10:42

    Not even the born free white citizens are not allowed to buy land at least? I think there is a nyaope laboratory somewhere in the state house this guy is always high!

      Uhuru Camara519 - 2014-07-03 11:01

      well done Mugabe! Foreigners should only lease land in Africa. did you know that if Europe experienced a calamity, they can afford to buy almost all the land in Africa displacing basically everyone and then we will be gardeners and gate boys

      Uhuru Camara519 - 2014-07-03 11:58

      @Fed up. the yellow ones will be up next! Also they at least buy the land legally, Also they don't wipe out entire surnames to get ahead. Dont you see that this also about vengeance? if you think its only about land then you have your head in the sand.

      Lorraine Polson - 2014-07-03 14:48

      @ Uhuru - You poor sad little man. There really isn't a lot going on upstairs, is there?

      Outa Kontext - 2014-07-03 16:25

      Can europeans do the same? Should blacks only be allowed to lease land in europe??

      Nku Entsho - 2014-07-03 17:43

      Lungisani who are the born free whites? Whites were always free. That is why you are a previously disadvantaged. Whites were always advantaged. That was the whole point of apartheid. Please think straight.

  • Bradley Liebenberg - 2014-07-03 10:44

    Hey you old senile idiot, please just do the world a big favour and die already!!!

  • Bryan Dek - 2014-07-03 10:44

    Many many Europeans treated those people like crap, disgraceful and he's still pissed off big time! Mistake those europeans made was to trust this man, they should have left ages ago. Same will 'eventually' happen in SA, sad but true!

      Gerrit Smit - 2014-07-03 11:22

      They didn't treat each other so Kindly as well. I mean they are willing to burn each other. They also took land from the Koi which they believe is theirs. They also enslaved one another before we even got here. All of this is this i political scheme to remain in power. I mean think about it. Does Mugabe want to be a chief of a tribe, or a country? He is power hungry and with the whites around he is threatened because then he can't do as he pleases.

  • Thobani Tabata - 2014-07-03 10:45

    That is a job well done uncle Bob, tell them!

      Outa Kontext - 2014-07-03 16:59

      The exact same thing should be implemented in Europe??? An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind - my personal hero, Ghandi.

      Nku Entsho - 2014-07-03 18:01

      Outa Kontext, what have you to do with Europe?You have lost two eyes due to your bantu education, according to how you think.

      Outa Kontext - 2014-07-04 12:52

      Read a book and enlighten yourself, your ignorance is showing nku. Lol, bantu education. My education was fine. I read the books and ignored the teachers. You ignored the books and fought with the teachers. I dont need a school to read a book. I took my education in my own hands. They can only control what you let them control, which in your case is your mind. Emancipate yourself from mental slavery - B Marley - and then you can talk to me. What we do to white people in Africa, they will do the same to blacks in Europe. Your racist vengenance will have repurcussions, consider that before spewing racist drivel.

  • Vezi Talyn - 2014-07-03 10:45

    Evil bob, the old chimp, the murder of pple in matabeleland cannot go away, whether you die today or nt, dont use whites as scapegoats, your pple are all over the world scavenging just cos of you greedy idiot.

      stephen.sutton.37 - 2014-07-03 10:57

      Why do you have to call him a chimp?

      Nku Entsho - 2014-07-03 18:05

      Vezi Talyn,I assume that you are posting from Europe? Or are you enjoying the luxury of Africa?

  • joe.masilela1 - 2014-07-03 10:45

    What's the valid reasons for whites to get free land from African soil, while blacks can't own land in the country that dominated by white people. This is totally unfair.

      Susanna Johanna - 2014-07-03 11:13

      Currently whites pay for land in Africa and the same goes for other races on other continents, which means nothing is for free.

      Tatenda Mai Makanaka Mlambo-Mahleko - 2014-07-03 12:19

      My history says white people took our land and ddnt pay for it.

      Buffel Twee - 2014-07-03 12:42

      So you can eat...and feed that African obesity...that's why

      Raymond Harris - 2014-07-03 14:10

      i wonder where the notion comes from that whoever inhabits land first has a perpetual moral claim to it, absolutely ridiculous, if we were to use that logic the Americans own the moon.

  • Trevor Fivaz - 2014-07-03 10:48

    And malema's tjommie!!! Eisch!!

  • rory - 2014-07-03 10:49

    Well done bob, soon you won't be around to reap the benefits of your insane actions. You are racist!

  • Mpho Manenzhe - 2014-07-03 10:50

    All white people commenting on this article are pretending not to know the truth. Blacks cant be racist, its very appalling that everytime we Africans want to do for self we are branded racists or homophobic. No African child has hate for whites or europeans, when we do for ourselves you just become irrelevant to us. The land in Zimbabwe belongs to the African people in Zimbabwe and not white farmers. We will forgive but we will never forget what we went through in slavery and colonialisation and one day Africa will be one and at peace with herself and children.

      Bryan Dek - 2014-07-03 10:58

      If many europeans can turn back he past they would, i feel disgust and shame at the way Africans had and still are treated. If it were in many whites power they would hand back every piece of land and life taken from Africans by Europeans, others don't care. But it takes amazing strength to forgive and move on, not many can do this. All i hope is that some people in future generations will be the better people and not repeat the past.

      jaccir2 - 2014-07-03 11:12

      Only whites can be racist? What crap. A racist hates someone because of the color of their skin. Doesn't matter who is doing the hating.

      Naas Du Plessis - 2014-07-03 11:15

      So where you taking all the white people?? Gees Africans just want to live in poverty and strive to live in poverty. Blacks will look back in 300 years time and say why did our forefathers destroy this land??

      Uhuru Camara519 - 2014-07-03 12:22

      @Jacci, blacks can be tribalist and act on it but when it comes to race, blacks have only wanted to be equal and thats it. the hatred is due to generations of being looked down upon.

      Uhuru Camara519 - 2014-07-03 12:25

      @Naas, even now Africans see progress when we look back 300 years, you see, we are viewing this from very different perspectives.

      Buffel Twee - 2014-07-03 12:43

      It's because we've fed you and schooled you and build economies for you - I would also not be racist if someone handed me my life.

      Uhuru Camara519 - 2014-07-03 15:09

      Eff you Buffel! you schooled us? you tried to dumb us down thats what you did, how dare you even expect gratitude for your doings. The evil outweighs the good a million fold. how about if you just left us the eff alone to our mud houses and primitive ways? what you did is in the books as one of the most heinous atrocities in history. I despise people who think like you! (well you werent there , but you get me )

  • Vuyo Ntsinde - 2014-07-03 10:51

    NEVER is a very loooong time, Mr Mugabe. You will be gone in no time. We need to take action which benefits our future generations.

      Nku Entsho - 2014-07-03 18:06

      And Vuyo what is that action?

  • James Herbst - 2014-07-03 10:53

    Don’t worry Moegaap. The whites don’t want your land. Your Locusts can try and plant their own crops.

  • Alston Nicholas - 2014-07-03 10:53

    "whites will never be allowed to own land in Zimbabwe" 90 year old man should never speak about never.

  • Masedi Nkadimeng - 2014-07-03 10:53

    only thing blocking Zim from being a success is those silly sanctions but I know they'll make it work with the Asians and uncle Bob is the only fearless African man I know not that puppet Zuma

  • Xolani Heshu - 2014-07-03 10:54

    thanx President Mugabe make sure they got the massage loud & clear . They must never own land in your country .

      Buffel Twee - 2014-07-03 12:46

      I agree Xolani...loud and clear! Die on your own - don't let then whites se!otic response!!

  • Mpafana Thukela Guners808 - 2014-07-03 10:55

    Mugabe is right whites always think black can't not live with out them but black people work for whites farmers they can also do farming viva mugabe viva not this south african who can not trust themselves people who come from africa they do business here while south african they only think ANC must to everything for them

      jaccir2 - 2014-07-03 11:16

      So why is South Africa feeding Zimbabweans? Hosting Zimbabweans who have come here to escape grinding poverty? Why are we selling Zimbabweans cut price electricity? Just asking. I'm not saying blacks are useless. But MUgabes plans underwritten by blaming the whites and shoving them out CLEARLY HAS NOT WORKED.

      Naas Du Plessis - 2014-07-03 11:19

      Ok go do some farming. Viva. Stop sitting on your ass. Go. All blacks should move to zim. Cause that's the country they want. You came from up north. So go back there.

  • Paul Raad - 2014-07-03 10:56

    Why haven't you died already and rid the world of a racist pig like yourself

  • Vezi Talyn - 2014-07-03 10:56

    Since from 1980, you keep distroying the country, you rotten chimp

  • Marc Llewellyn Rule - 2014-07-03 10:58

    and you wonder why ZIM is so F'd UP.

  • Jonethan Bredenkamp - 2014-07-03 10:58

    Now he became a racist.

      Emalu Boniface - 2014-08-15 13:16

      No one is as racist as a white. U guys pretend to love us here but in europe lots of racism.

  • June Matshiya Webrhole - 2014-07-03 11:00

    Africa is for blacks not whites. I wish mugabe was president of south africa,he is a real president

      Grant Codron - 2014-07-03 11:01

      Yes he is truly awesome. An inspiration. A god, if you will. Oh no, wait wait, powers of logic turning on...he is not.

      Naas Du Plessis - 2014-07-03 11:20

      Cause he is a racist or he kills squatters on a mine??

      Variola Van Zyl - 2014-07-03 11:25

      Hahahaha, so you want to starve do you? Clearly there is no medicine for stupidity. If you want Mugabe as a president so badly. Go to Zimbabwe

      Flexifoil - 2014-07-03 12:03

      Move to Sudan or Zim where you can starve and enjoy "your" Africa. I have been to some bad places in Africa, believe me, coming back to South Africa is like going to a 1st world country. South Africans have no idea about poverty, no idea about living with NOTHING. All they do is sit back, demand and point fingers and expect everything to be handed to them on a plate. You have to WORK to get what you want. Stop living in the past, stop blaming, striking and start doing someting! Time is moving on.

      Elton Laine - 2014-07-03 13:21

      June you are such a racist. You must read Nelson Mandela's book "A long walk to freedom". Then, go and read the constitution. P.S. Don't make such blatant racist remarks in public, it is going to come back and bite you. In fact, it is illegal.

      Jason Strauss - 2014-07-05 02:04

      We in South Africa June. Go to Africa then.