Mugabe Defies the World

President Robert Mugabe insisted Zimbabwe is doing OK and will survive despite criticism from nations throughout the world about his inept dictatorial policies which have driven a once prosperous nation onto the brink of complete economic collapse. He thanked African nations for supporting him in his hour of crisis.

Mugabe is a symbol of what is wrong in Africa. After fighting for years to achieve independence, African leaders allow incompetent, dictatorial rulers like Mugabe to do whatever they desire even if proves disastrous to people in their nation. Zimbabwe has an inflation rate of about 4000%, its unemployment is nearly 80% and at least one-fourth of the population has fled, mainly to South Africa. But, no African leaders will speak out against this tragedy. That is the African tragedy.