So let's see. Mugabe - who is nothing less than a dictator - is pushing for the whole of Africa to have one president. Apparently that's the answer to every problem on the Dark Continent....they need another corrupt dictator.Yes, that will save Africa!
Look how well a dictatorship has turned out for Zimbabwe. Their economy is rocketing; their citizens are happy; their infrastructure, hospitals, schools are world-class; jobs for everyone; standard of education is tops; farms are producing abundantly; people are eating well; wild animals are thriving; tourism is strong; crime is unheard of..........no wait! Silly me, I was thinking of Zimbabwe pre-Mugabe's dictatorship. Scrap that.
Today of course, Zimbabwe is a walking disaster as people flee; or those remaining scratch in the dirt for food. Water, food, healthcare and electricity are now viewed as luxuries for the common people - not so for Mugabe and his cronies. No, they live pretty comfortably on their fellow citizens misfortunes. Mugabe has all but ruined a once thriving country financially, and took it a step closer vowing late last year that he wanted to further "overhaul business laws to require 100% black ownership of firms, up from 51%". Notice how excited investors are flocking to invest....not.
So, can you imagine how he must be salivating at the prospect of implementing his tremendously successful leadership qualities on the rest of Africa? Next door to Zimbabwe, the ANC have managed to ruin South Africa in less than 20 years.
Together these two southerly power-houses of failure are sure to do what others have failed to do......run Africa successfully.
|South African parliament|
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says the forthcoming African Union summit should discuss the appointment of a president of Africa to foster unity among Africans, a report said on Wednesday.
Addressing journalists after meeting with President Thomas Boni Yayi of Benin in Harare, Mugabe said such a move "would also ensure that member states adhere to the founding principles of the continental body", Newsday online reported.
"Yes, we need a president for Africa," Mugabe said. "That is what we are going to discuss at the AU summit. Africa is not a united continent. We are not at the stage our founding fathers wanted us to be when the organ was formed."
Mugabe said the AU had failed to integrate Africans, with some seen in the context of Anglophones and others Francophones.
The proposal to set up a United States of Africa was first made by the slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 1999 as a way of ending the continent's conflicts, but it failed to secure enough support from his African counterparts with some suspecting Gaddafi wanted to rule Africa.
Yayi who is the outgoing AU chairperson said he was in Zimbabwe to discuss the challenges Africa was facing as a continent and to get advice on ways to end conflict, in countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali and Central African Republic, among others.