Some of Mugabe's most controversial quotes over power, whites and gays

Some of Mugabe's most controversial quotes over power, whites and gays

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, has a long history of making colourful or controversial remarks during a reign that has lasted nearly four decades.

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Seeing as he no longer has control over Zimbabwe, we needed something to remember the 'good old times' with Mugabe.

Briefly.co.za learned from ENCA some of the best Robert Mugabe quotes:

On staying in office

"Some are saying 'Mr Mugabe is old, so he should step down'... No! When my time comes, I will tell you."- he said in 2014

"Only God who appointed me will remove me -- not the MDC (opposition), not the British." Mugabe commented in 2008

Some of Mugabe's most controversial quotes over power, whites and gays

On coming to power

Mugabe's speech when Zimbabwe won independence was more conciliatory:

"It could never be a correct justification that because the whites oppressed us yesterday when they had power, the blacks must oppress them today."- 1980

Some of Mugabe's most controversial quotes over power, whites and gays

On seizing farms

"You are now our enemies because you really have behaved as enemies of Zimbabwe. We are full of anger. Our entire community is angry and that is why we now have the war veterans seizing land." - in the year 2000

Some of Mugabe's most controversial quotes over power, whites and gays

On Britain, former colonial ruler

"The British were brought up as a violent people, liars, scoundrels and crooks... I am told that (former British PM Tony) Blair was a troublesome little boy at school." 2001

Some of Mugabe's most controversial quotes over power, whites and gays

On gay people and gay marriage he said:

"Worse than pigs and dogs... Those who do it, we will say, they are wayward. It is just madness, insanity." 2010

"(President Barack) Obama came to Africa saying Africa must allow gay marriages... God destroyed the Earth because of these sins. Weddings are for a man and a woman." 2013

Some of Mugabe's most controversial quotes over power, whites and gays

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On Nelson Mandela

"Mandela has gone a bit too far in doing good to the non-black communities, really in some cases at the expense of (blacks)... That's being too saintly, too good." 2013

Some of Mugabe's most controversial quotes over power, whites and gays

On Hitler

"I am still the Hitler of the time. This Hitler has only one objective, justice for his own people, sovereignty for his people, recognition of the independence of his people.

"If that is Hitler, then let me be a Hitler tenfold." -2003

Some of Mugabe's most controversial quotes over power, whites and gays

On his affair

Before his first wife died in 1992, Mugabe started a relationship with Grace, whom he married in 1996.

"I wanted children and this is how I thought I could get them. I knew what I was doing and my wife knew." 1998

Some of Mugabe's most controversial quotes over power, whites and gays

On colonialism

"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." 2015

Some of Mugabe's most controversial quotes over power, whites and gays

On death

False reports of Mugabe dying were a feature of his old age.

"I have died many times. That's where I have beaten Christ. Christ died once and resurrected once. I have died and resurrected and I don't know how many times I will die and resurrect." -2012

Some of Mugabe's most controversial quotes over power, whites and gays

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Source: Politics.briefly.co.za

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