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Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, paid a visit to South Africa on Wednesday and was hosted by President Jacob Zuma of South Africa. The pair were involved in a widely televised news conference in Pretoria and the nonagenarian cashed in on the opportunity to lambaste the western world over their influence in Africa and the Arab world.

” We want a political environment in which we are not interfered with by outsiders and we become masters of ourselves in Africa,” he said.

Mr Mugabe also stated that Africa wasn’t getting a fair deal from the western dominated United Nations.

“We don’t think we are getting a fair deal at the United Nations.

“The five countries there who are permanent members control the entire system.”

He further asked that the developing worlds join forces against the five western powers of the United Nations, it was at this time that he dropped the bombshell.

“They disturb the Arab world and leave (it) torn apart. Look at what they did to Libya,” he said, adding that US-led wars in Iraq revealed the “messy, reckless, brutal approach of the West.

“Now we are our own people, and we have President Zuma here and President Mugabe in Zimbabwe — that is what you fought for.

“African resources belong to Africa. Others may come to assist as our friends and allies but no longer as colonisers
or oppressors, no longer as racists, ”he said.

In a country that is currently experience all forms of economic downturns and capsizing, the President has sought to tie mutually beneficial partnership deals with South Africa in other to attract foreign investors to the country.

This trip is his first since 1994 to the country and he was accompanied by his wife, Grace Mugabe.

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