Thursday, January 30, 2014

The legend of Robert Mugabe...

I hadn't planned on this...but I'm gonna' post the last chapter of my free e-book on Black contemporary revolutionaries here...

I thought it only right to end this book with a nod to the motherland Africa, and what better way to do this, than highlighting a truly contemporary revolutionary; the likes of which Black people haven't seen in decades.

So, without further's Chapter 4 of my forthcoming free e-book. 


Chapter 4:

The Legend of Robert Mugabe...

I couldn't conclude this tome without a direct acknowledgment of Kemet/Suma/Kush or the continent the Black diaspora likes to refer to as Africa.

Now, one of my favorite heros or 'Herus' from the motherland is Patrice Lumumba.

For two months Patrice was the first democratically elected Prime Minister of the Congo; and while white western fascists thought he'd be another one of their puppets, Patrice's actions would prove he was anything but.

Right off the bat, Patrice reclaimed the country's army and put forth initiatives to get back all of its mineral and natural resources.

Of course the colonial powers of the west, namely the CIA and the MI5, weren't having it; so they organized a coup and with the help of sellouts like Mobutu Sese Seko, they eventually seized and assassinated Patrice.

Malcolm X called Patrice the greatest Black man who ever walked the African continent.

And in keeping with Lummba's fight for the reclamation of Africa, I'd like to tell you of another modern day revolutionary on the mother continent, Robert Mugabe.

Robert Gabriel Mugabe was born on February 21, 1924.
He's currently the President of Zimbabwe and he's a long standing member of an organization called the ZANU-PF; this stands for Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front.

Robert grew up near the Katana Jesuit Mission area northeast of Zimbabwe's capital, Salisbury. His father Gabriel Matibili and mother Bona were both Roman Catholics; and he was the third of six children and both his older brothers died when he was young.

Because Robert grew up near a Jesuit Mission, he and his family were heavily influenced by the edicts of white supremacist religion(s). And these religious dogmas were meant to keep him a self-hating anglophile for the rest of his life. I liken this to how there's a church on every corner of Black american neighborhoods; this is how the white elite keep us loyal to the edicts of white supremacy.

Mugabe studied in schools mired in Marist brothers and Jesuit teachings; he would later study at Katana College which was headed by an Irish priest.

In Mugabe's young adult life, he was never socially popular, as he spent most of his free time with his mother, priests or studying in various libraries. His brother Donato once said his only friends were his books.

He qualified to be a teacher after graduating from Fort Hare University in South Africa and several others colleges from 1951 until 1957. He attained several degrees, among them were a Bachelor's of Science, Bachelor's of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Masters of Science and two law degrees.

After his collegiate career, Robert lectured at Chalimara Teacher Training Academy in Zambia and taught secondary school in Ghana. During his time in Ghana, he was influenced by another revolutionary figure, the country's Prime Minister, Kwame Nkrumah.

Unbeknownst to Mugabe, his time spent around Kwame would ignite a spark of Black nationalism in him he'd carry for the rest of his life.

For anyone who doesn't know Kwame Nkrumah's history, he was born in Africa's Gold Coast and educated in the united states; he went back to Africa on a sojourn not only to reconnect with his roots, but to unify the resources of Black Africans and Black americans. He was responsible for myriad social reforms in Africa that led him to run for public office, and several years later, his endeavors led him to win the position of Prime Minister of Ghana.

Mugabe returned to Southern Rhodesia and joined the National Democratic Party (NDP) in 1960. This was after the NDP had been banned by Rhodesia's Prime Minsiter Edgar Whitehead. The NDP almost immediately reformed as the Zambia African People's Union (ZAPU) in September 1961. Mugabe left ZAPU in 1963 to join its breakaway faction, the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU).

Now, ZANU and ZAPU had differing ideologies centered around the edicts of socialist and communist philosophies; fortunately a truce between them was breached and inter-organizational ties were formed. This led to ZANU's leader nominating Mugabe for the position of Secretary General.

Unfortunately, the organizational and tribal ties of these factions degenerated into violence. Many people were killed as a result of nationalist party members turning on each other.

Now, before you say, oh, that's just Black folks for you; you need to know these fractures were funded by the likes of white western fascist organizations. Namely, the CIA, FBI and MI5 like I mentioned earlier. This kind of political civil/tribal warfare doesn't happen anywhere in the world without the backroom dealings of these white fascist inbreds.

In reaction to the civil war these organizations funded, everyone in ZANU and ZAPU was incarcerated; and Mugabe himself was eventually jailed as well.

While incarcerated, Mugabe would earn several advanced degrees through correspondence courses, including three from the University of London, other degrees in Law and Economics and a Bachelor's of Administration degree.

In 1974, while still incarcerated, Mugabe was elected to run ZANU by its administrators. His time in prison gave him the political clout to take the reigns of the organization with the blessing of anyone in ZANU who fancied themselves a Black nationalist.

Mugabe was released in December 1974.

After this, his philosophy focused on how social mores needed to change in order to keep the momentum for his organization's cause.

Mugabe assumed control of ZANU after the death of it's leader on March 18th, 1975. Because of the infighting still going on in rival factions of nationalists, Mugabe formed a militant arm of ZANU; and this faction went to work on getting rid of the competition.

I'd like to note that Mugabe was responding to the tensions of the political climate he was in, so he had no aversions to using violent means when necessary. I'm not here to spin Mugabe's story into one where he'd be a candidate for sainthood. He was in a volatile world created and controlled by white fascists, and more often than not, he had to respond accordingly.

As this was happening, the white elites in Zimbabwe, under the tutelage of Henry Kissenger, were smart enough to realize how they would be affected if the violence of rivaling Black nationalists were to turn on them.

As a result, on March 3rd, 1978, Zimbabwe's white elites negotiated an interim power-sharing government, in preparation for the country's elections; but Mugabe and his factions quickly saw the inherent problems in the treaty and knew it was nothing more than a list of empty promises; so Mugabe's factions ignored the negotiations.

Another round of negotiations were held in September 1979; eventually there was a deal struck between the white elites and Mugabe's people for a constitution to be drawn up for the new Republic of Zimbabwe in February of 1980. The 'Lancaster Agreement' saw Mugabe making two major concessions to white elites. First, he allowed for twenty seats to be reserved for whites in the new Parliment; second, he agreed to a ten year moratorium on constitutional amendments. This way, at least for a decade, whites couldn't be written out of the political process.

Afterwards, Mugabe's return from these negotiations was still welcomed by the country's working class in 1979.

Robert Mugabe won the election for Prime Minister on March 4th, 1980. It was the first time in Zimbabwe's history that the country was run by the majority of its indigenous people.

Under Mugabe's leadership, the country made many social reforms, especially regarding human resource investments and support for smallholder agriculture. Thus, smallholder agriculture harvests expanded rapidly during the early 1980's. As a result, not only did child mortality rates fall drastically, but immunization for Zimbabwe's citizens increased from 25% to 80% of the population. Literacy rates were higher, child hunger rates were lower and school enrollment rates were at an all time high.

At that time, Mugabe was working in the best interests of his white handlers; they in turn, allowed Zimbabwe's living conditions to stabilize accordingly.

The white elite's were so sure Mugabe was a well-heeled puppet of theirs, that he was actually 'knighted' by the Brits in 1994. He was appointed an honorary 'Knight of the Cross' by the 'Order of the Bath'; and this was sanctioned by the head inbred herself, Queen Elizabeth the second.

Mugabe's honeymoon with the white elite's began to dissemble when the International Monetary Fund (IMF) saw how Zimbabwe's economy was on too much of an upwards trend; at least for a predominately Black nation. Behind this, they imposed 'austerity' programs on the county's populous. Now, an 'austerity' program is a euphemism for 'sanctions' or resource restrictions. And once this took hold, the hyper-inflation rate of the Zimbabwean dollar became the second highest in the world. Meaning, their money was reduced to useless paper by the white elites.

This is when the influence of Kwame Nkrumah took hold.

As the Zimbabwean economy began to free fall, Mugabe recognized how 46% of the country's land was owned by approximately 6,000 farmers; and whites who made up less than 1% of the population, were the owners of the best farm lands.

Behind this Mugabe revoked the country's 'willing buyer, willing seller' program favoring the white minority and signed into law the 'Indigenization and Economic Empowerment Bill' on March 9th, 2008. This bill would in Mugabe's words, “...give Black Zimbabwean's greater control of the South African economy.”

Mugabe also made it clear how this initiative will continue 'unabated' after the resounding endorsement by Black Zimbabweans during the following election.

Thereafter, Mugabe could be heard touting his initiative at various rallies saying, “The indigenization and empowerment drive will continue in order to ensure that Black Zimbabweans enjoy a larger share of the country's resources.” He'd also declare, “We will do everything in our power to ensure our objective of total indigenization, empowerment, development and employment is realized.”

Shortly after Mugabe's other land reform initiatives, the US Senate imposed a credit freeze on Zimbabwe. This was done through the 'Zimbabwe Democracy and Recovery Act of 2001'. This credit freeze not only caused Zimbabwe's economy to operate on a cash only basis, but it caused more rounds of the Zimbabwean dollar's hyper-inflation in the years following. It caused the first export deficit, the first big drop in tobacco exports and a greater fall of the Zimbabwean dollar against the US dollar than in the 6 years previous.

So what did Mugabe do? He enlisted the help of Russia and China for the raw materials and resources being denied to his country. He basically cut out the fascist western white 'middle-man'.

Side note: As I was researching this, I spoke with an older African man who saw a picture of Robert Mugabe on my computer and said, “The man's a despot.”

Now, I understood why he said this, because again, Mugabe makes no bones about his absolute power; his word is law and that's final.

I'm praising Mugabe because the overwhelming majority of Black Prime Ministers of African countries are white supremacist puppets; and they turn a blind eye to their people's suffering. What separates Mugabe from this bunch, at least in my mind, is his reclamation of African lands and resources...and are his reclamation efforts perfect? No. But, I've never heard of any African dictator taking steps to not only give some of his country's land back to Black people, but in a contemporary sense, I've never heard of any Black Prime Ministers making efforts to kick whites off our stolen land and out of Zimbabwe.

Now, the African man told me he opposes Mugabe's monarchy and life-long reign; and apropos to Mugabe kicking whites out of Zimbabwe, he says, Mugabe should find a more amicable way to do this.

When I told the man how whites didn't kick us off our land amicably, he said, Mugabe's land reclamation initiatives are too harsh and will ultimately effect Black Zimbabweans negatively, in terms of the world's view of them.

I say the hell with the world's view of Mugabe and Black Zimbabweans; they didn't care about the Black residents of the country when they were suffering and starving, but now that whites are being adversely affected, there's a problem?

I say turn about is fair play...let 'em have a dose of their own medicine and let's see how they like it.

When a white journalist asked Mugabe to comment on his thoughts about white Zimbabweans having as much right to the lands they grew up on as Black Zimbabweans, he responded, “I understand their sentiment...but it's on the wrong continent.”

One UK Archbishop called Mugabe “...the worst kind of racist dictator, for having targeted whites for their apparent riches.”

Apparent riches? You mean the riches they stole from Black Africans?

And when white journalists called Mugabe the 'Hitler of his time', Mugabe responded, “I am still the Hitler of this time...This Hitler has only one objective, justice for his own people, sovereignty for his people, recognition of the independence of his people and their right to their resources. If that is Hitler, then let me be Hitler ten fold. Ten times; this is what we stand for.” 

So I say, Ma'at Hotep (Peace and justice) and Kem Wesir (Black Power) to the Netjer/Neter/Netger/Negus/God--Robert Mugabe!!

Long may he reign!


MontUHURU Mimia


  1. Wonderfully written! I am in love with your blog and am feeling empowered as a young, black woman that used to hate herself and wonder why her own brothers wouldn't give her a second look while they ran after white girls. Well, my brotha, they are still chasing those white, asian, and spanish speaking girls, but I'm still here and that's their loss! Thank you, thank you, thank you for contributing to my awakening!

    1. Thanks for the compliment!

      This may sound like a glib statement, but the reason I started this Blog was to stop and reverse the effects of white supremaicst conditioning that has Black people hating themselves.

      And it's lovely to hear that it's having a positive effect on you!

      So, to some extent, it's working.

      Again, we have to cut our people some slack, in terms of how we treat each other, being that Black men and women are conditioned more than anyone else in this world to hate themselves...a lot of us don't even recognize how we've been conditioned, all we think is Black people are born hating themselves and each other; and nothing could be further from the truth.


      We just have to recognize how we've been trained to hate ourselves and recondition ourselves out of it...subconsciously.

      And it WON'T be easy...but recognizing the problem is the first part of the process!

      Again, thanks for continuing to read my Blog and even though I haven't been posting like I used to, I have a lot more in store...SO STAY TUNED!