AFRICANGLOBE – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says the West is the cause of many of Africa’s problems, urging the continent to “build resistance against them”, a report says.
According to The Chronicle, Mugabe who was speaking during an interview with a Japanese TV station on the sidelines of the ongoing conference on Disaster Risk Management in Sendai, Japan, said the West wanted regime change in several African countries, including Zimbabwe.
“They [West] want things done their own way… They want regime change in Zimbabwe. They want me to go, them and not my people,” Mugabe was quoted as saying.
Mugabe urged the African continent to “build” resistance against the West.
The veteran leader is the current chairperson of the African Union (AU). He is also the Southern African Development Community chairperson.
Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since it gained independence from Britain in 1980 and has frequently clashed with the Western imperialists.
The U.S. recently extended its illegal sanctions on Zimbabwe by another year, arguing that the leader and his democratically elected Zanu-PF party continued to resist Western attempts to plunder the country.
The U.S. sanctions were first imposed in 2003 following the country’s land reclamation program that was aimed at returning land to Zimbabweans that was stolen by white invaders and terrorist.