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The end of an era for Zimbabwe's last white farmers?
Telegraph UK ^ | June 26, 2011 | Colin Freeman, Chegutu

Posted on 06/26/2011 3:21:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

......His mother, he says, built the 700-pupil local school, his father sat on the local council, and whenever his black neighbours need helping out - be it a fellow farmer borrowing a tractor, or the local police borrowing fuel for their cars - it is his door on which they knock.

....He has already handed over another farm he owns to a group of black settlers who turned up in 2006, since when, he says, he has done his best to be neighbourly.

He helps prepare the land for cultivation and offers advice when they need it, although driving through his estate, it is clear that some of what is now in black hands is being used for little more than subsistence agriculture.

Such goodwill, however, counts for little when groups of club-wielding "war veterans" - ostensibly men who fought in Zimbabwe's war for independence, but in practice often just hired thugs - turn up to demand a farmer's departure...

...What stung more, though, were the "Go back to Britain" slogans they shouted - meaningless to a man who is in fact of French Huguenot stock, has only ever held a Zimbabwean passport, and has nowhere else to go even if he wanted to.

Infuriatingly, the view that he has no longer a citizen of his own country is shared by the black prosecutor who will oversee his trespass case next week, who has described him in previous court appearances as merely a "visitor".

"I have never viewed myself as anything other than Zimbabwean, and that is what hurts me most," he said.

"We are not being looked at as citizens of this country, yet my father was born here before Robert Mugabe. What future do we have when you are fighting people of that mentality?"

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: africawinsagain; communism; mugabe; racism; zimbabwe
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1 posted on 06/26/2011 3:21:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Isnt Mugabe a friend of Obama?


2 posted on 06/26/2011 3:30:00 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well, what can you do?


3 posted on 06/26/2011 3:30:12 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Jonty30

Write a book.


4 posted on 06/26/2011 3:34:20 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin, the only candidate to be vetted by the NY Times, the Washington Post and NBC.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He has a poor attitude. Not sure why he cannot just celebrate diversity like everyone else.


5 posted on 06/26/2011 3:37:41 AM PDT by Dagnabitt
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

These are Holder’s people, da klan’s people, hitler’s people, mad mo’s people etc.... Go to a neighboring country that appreciates good farmers and do what you know. If there is such a place on the continent.


6 posted on 06/26/2011 3:38:22 AM PDT by smaug6 (We can't afford to be innocent!! Stand up and face the enemy.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Or have U2 hold another concert for the starving people of Zimbabwe.


7 posted on 06/26/2011 3:39:33 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He is lucky to be getting away with his life.

Being kind to animals like this is taken by them as a sign of weakness.

I don’t know where to tell this fellow to go, but take your family and whatever these animals allow you to take with you and run for your life.

You are reaping the benefits of a country set free from Apartheid by a world who felt that the poor blacks had sense enough to run your country, and still will not admit their mistake.

Much like liberals in my own country—America.


8 posted on 06/26/2011 3:59:10 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

You must see the documentary” Mugabe and the White African”.

It chronicled exactly what happened to a white farmer in 2010. Many blacks are on the white farmer’s side, but corruption wins in the end. Civilization is not a normal state of human existence. It must be nurtured.


9 posted on 06/26/2011 4:10:53 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Venturer

That’s the problem.

This is his country, his family’s country and it has been their home for many generations. They tilled the land and built the large farms, raised animals, opened dairies — they helped build up the economy, feed, employ and educate the citizens. Now the country is starving and its currency is worthless.

It is his color — his heritage that is being attacked. And Mugabe and his ilk have watched Zimbabwe and its people die in order to savor that satisfaction.


10 posted on 06/26/2011 4:13:43 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The only hope for most, if not all, african nations was european rule. The whole continent is a basket case.


11 posted on 06/26/2011 4:20:24 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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I’m sure he would be welcomed with open arms here considering our practically open-border situation. Oh wait, he’s white and productive, nevermind.


12 posted on 06/26/2011 4:27:54 AM PDT by amishman (0bama=the reincarnation of Jim Jones)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yes, by all means, dispossess the White farmers.

Those guys ran their farms as if growing crops to feed the people of Zimbabwe was the point of the exercise.

It’s far better that everyone realize that farming is meant to make the land barren and devoid of crops, thus dependent on a powerless and impoverished government that’s eternally looking to cadge foreign handouts from soft-headed Western idiots.

Yeah, that makes sense.


13 posted on 06/26/2011 4:27:56 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Scotsman will be Free
.....The whole continent is a basket case.

Most of the world is.

14 posted on 06/26/2011 4:28:17 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"I have never viewed myself as anything other than Zimbabwean, and that is what hurts me most," he said.

"Hurt"? You ain't seen nothing yet, pal. Does the name Custer mean anything to you? Time to go.
15 posted on 06/26/2011 4:30:56 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Jack Hammer
Yeah, that makes sense.

It'll save the environment!

16 posted on 06/26/2011 4:31:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
And how much did production increase as they stole the land from white farmers to give it to those of color??????

Just another "liberal/progressive" way to bollix up the economy of a nation and help the poor by starving them.

17 posted on 06/26/2011 4:31:21 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"We are not being looked at as citizens of this country, yet my father was born here before Robert Mugabe. What future do we have when you are fighting people of that mentality?"

It's hard to argue with fascists.

18 posted on 06/26/2011 4:32:23 AM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It continues to amaze me how apparently liberal (in this instance) whites will pander to these (in this instance) black thugs. If they had taken a stand and either left or resisted with ultimate force, things would be different for them and in the long term. Pander to thugs and the thugs will eventually kill you (either figuratively or literally). Sheesh!


19 posted on 06/26/2011 4:32:24 AM PDT by hal ogen ( of Rights.)
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To: Yorlik803

This is what happens when the parasite class takes over. I’ve often wondered what would have happened if the whites had hung on to at least one one part of South Africa (Orange Free State? Transvall?) and maintained white rule there. How different it would be from the rest of the continent.


20 posted on 06/26/2011 4:33:49 AM PDT by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: Venturer

Oh, and this white farmer doesn’t understand the true traditional African Black nature..the romantic primitive..

Maybe he should watch Moochelle over in africa dancing with the African Blacks..or listen to the children of slaves here in the US sing African songs and celebrate Kwanza!

Good God, if Africa is so great why not go back there instead of wearing ridiculous “Black “colored hats or bumper stickers. They tried that in Liberia...ha.


21 posted on 06/26/2011 4:34:04 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: MSF BU
.....How different it would be from the rest of the continent.

If they had maintained free-market capitalism.

Imagine the Middle East without Israel.

22 posted on 06/26/2011 4:38:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
...the romantic primitive..

The Perils of Designer Tribalism -- The culture cult of Leftists -- "......Whatever the current object of adulation— the wisdom of the East, tribal Africa, Aboriginal Australia, pre-Columbian America —the message is the same: the absolute superiority of Otherness. The Third Worldist looks to the orient, to the tribal, to the primitive not for what they really are but for their evocative distance from the reality of modern European society and values....."

23 posted on 06/26/2011 4:42:40 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Under the whites there was rule of law, private property and relative safety. Europeans actually vacationed there and had second homes. It was never a ‘free market’ poster child in the sense that Milton Freedman designed the system.


24 posted on 06/26/2011 4:42:50 AM PDT by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The White farmers should leave and let those left starve.


25 posted on 06/26/2011 4:49:50 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: MSF BU

Indeed and so it did not stand a chance.


26 posted on 06/26/2011 4:50:11 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Anti-Bubba182

They’re all starving now.

Except Mugabe, his relatives and suck-up cronies.

The youth mobs are strung out on drugs and keep the masses in line for their highs.

Paradise.


27 posted on 06/26/2011 4:51:44 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I saw that myself and all I have to say is let the whole lot of filthy, savage, sorry little ingrates starve if that’s what happens. As far as I’m concerned the worst part about it is that this man did all eh could to be a good Christian neighbor and they’ve thrown it back in his face.


28 posted on 06/26/2011 4:59:31 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

The problem is, that the white farmers are usually rejected when it comes to visas and chances for citizenship. Many would like to leave, but have nowhere to go.


29 posted on 06/26/2011 5:00:39 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: MSF BU

Then the Goodies had to go make that immigration film:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hsfYmpDQqA


30 posted on 06/26/2011 5:02:08 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

“if Africa is so great why not go back there instead of wearing ridiculous “Black “colored hats or bumper stickers”

Because over here, whitey is paying for it and if they went to Africa, they would have to work to survive. Better over here, even if they won’t admit it.


31 posted on 06/26/2011 5:02:54 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

>His mother, he says, built the 700-pupil local school..

These is no “diversity,” there is no “multi cultural” anything.
All just lies and propaganda to weaken the resolve of any ruling race and basically exterminate it.
Homosexuality, abortion, extinction.

Since his brethren have basically abrogated their leadership responsibilities, the new masters have rushed in to fill the void and are teaching him the real meaning of law as set forth in English common law which may be also set by “deed.”

The natural order is survival of the fittest and its happening here in America right now.

Leave, fight or just die.


32 posted on 06/26/2011 5:03:13 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I'm sure Jimmah and Andrew Young are happy and every other PC creep that backed Mugabe.

For those Mugabe opponents left the options are run or expect more of the same. The world, especially Africa, will not aid a revolution against Mugabe.

33 posted on 06/26/2011 5:03:50 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Perils of Designer Tribalism — The culture cult of Leftists — “

Thank you for the link


34 posted on 06/26/2011 5:06:34 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
This guy sounds old enough to know that he should have gone Galt with all he could carry some time ago.

I don't know why there are any white people still foolish enough to remain in Zimbabwe willingly.

35 posted on 06/26/2011 5:07:20 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

But all of this should come as no surprise to anyone, especially FREEPERS. Mugabe was a Marxist-Lennist even before he took power. He is also president for life.

The white farmers should just leave; it is difficult to start over. I understand some have gone to New Zealand.


36 posted on 06/26/2011 5:10:19 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

thanks.


37 posted on 06/26/2011 5:13:28 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The same thing, but on a smaller scale, is happening over here[the U.S.]. As time goes by, it will increase in intensity and scope.


38 posted on 06/26/2011 5:14:24 AM PDT by sport
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
This is his country, his family’s country and it has been their home for many generations. They tilled the land and built the large farms, raised animals, opened dairies — they helped build up the economy, feed, employ and educate the citizens. Now the country is starving and its currency is worthless.

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They easily fed the country and had food for export elsewhere in Africa. They also had clean water, good hospitals and schools.

Not much left of it today.

Same in South Africa.

39 posted on 06/26/2011 5:30:02 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Not a single word on the ongoing famine this has caused.


40 posted on 06/26/2011 5:35:28 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

obama is doing the same thing here.

Too bad the press won’t open their eyes and report it.


41 posted on 06/26/2011 5:39:19 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If a conservative takes the WH in ‘12, we need to get these people to America - if they will come. They’ll be good citizens (fast-tracked, of course) to have on our side for the ‘16 election.


42 posted on 06/26/2011 5:42:41 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Niuhuru
.....this man did all eh could to be a good Christian neighbor and they’ve thrown it back in his face.

That's how Mugabe has held power. He's destabilize the country, the food source, the currency. He doesn't care about the blacks or the whites or humanity. Period.

The courts used to uphold these farmers' rights to their property and farms....so the courts had to be stacked with Mugabe people. The people of Zimbabwe tried to vote Mugabe out but he enlisted youth thug gangs to terrorize the people away from the polls and when that didn't work, stuffed the ballot boxes.

Millions have fled across the border (through barbed wire) to South Africa. In the end, while those who remain are starving, he uses racism to divide anyone who has a moral fiber still growing in them.

43 posted on 06/26/2011 5:46:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Bluebird Singing
Too bad the press won’t open their eyes and report it.

Too bad the press knows it and doesn't see any problems to report.

44 posted on 06/26/2011 5:48:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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There needs to be a majority whitey country created in southern Africa. Whiteys there need a homeland.


45 posted on 06/26/2011 5:50:10 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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The end of an era for Zimbabwe's last white farmers?

Just a bunch of 'racist' who gives a crap? Evil white men who the world will be better off without. Good thing that could never happen here. /s

46 posted on 06/26/2011 5:53:00 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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And talk about irony...
Zimbabwe-China Land Deal: Social & Environmental Costs? Jun 5, 2011
A portion of Zimbabwe’s new black farmers will be trading part of their land to Chinese investors, in exchange for funding for infrastructural development and other farming support.
The Zimbabwean government has signed a deal with the Chinese government which will mostly affect farmers on previously white-owned land in the Mashonaland East province.

Snip...In return the Chinese will give them money to help them develop farming operations on their remaining farmland, and also buy the crops they produce.

Snip...In recent years Zimbabwe has hovered on the brink of famine. Only about 200 white commercial farmers are left in a country that was once considered the breadbasket of Southern Africa. Meanwhile, most of the land invaders from president robert mugabe’s ZANU-PF party are unable or unwilling to maintain the farming production levels of their predecessors.

And just who are these "new black farmers", you ask...
Zimbabwe's Mugabe & Cronies Main Beneficiaries of Land Reform - Report 30 November 2010 Zimbabwe's Mugabe & Cronies Main Beneficiaries of Land Reform - Report
Meanwhile, Web-based news agency ZimOnline reported that President Robert Mugabe, top officials of his ZANU-PF party, senior military officers and judges have been the main beneficiaries of land reform with 5 million hectares of land among them.
ZimOnline reported that about 2,200 people now control almost half of the most fertile land seized from white commercial farmers. It said President Mugabe and his wife Grace own 14 farms accounting for a total of nearly 16,000 hectares of land.

47 posted on 06/26/2011 5:53:07 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Niuhuru

I would like to see Al Sharpton and Rev. Jackson comment on the movie “Mugabe and the White African”.

There were a lot of really good black people documented in the movie: the lawyer lady, the farm farm workers, etc.

Where are the Ivy Leaguers and the media advocates who championed the anti apartheid movement in the 80s? Are they sorry for what they did in destroying two productive cultures and replacing them with anarchy and corruption? Is there no accountability?


48 posted on 06/26/2011 5:57:39 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I hate to say it, but he’s a fool for not leaving years ago.


49 posted on 06/26/2011 5:58:35 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

You’re welcome.

The problem with that kind of “otherness” worship, is that the “culture” they’re elevating is holding people back. The Al Gores’, John Kerrys’ the Ted Turners’ and other commies of the world, who march in to stop drilling (Alaskan natives can’t improve lives), DDT (who cares if the people die?), no clean water or reliable energy sources in these “3rd World Countries” because the “environmentalists” are using them as bartering chips for Carbon Exchange credits.


50 posted on 06/26/2011 5:59:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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