Zimbabwe is not a poor country says Zimbabwean President

Vastavam web: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe insisted today that his country is not a failed state and accused the US of being fragile because of its economic dependence on China.Mugabe pointed to Zimbabwe’s 90-per cent literacy rate to support his claim that the southern African country, which has battled economic chaos in recent years, is one of the best resourced on the continent.”Zimbabwe is the most highly developed country in Africa after South Africa.”

Long-time leader Mugabe has ruled through the country’s dramatic economic collapse.Hyperinflation wiped out savings more than 10 years ago, unemployment is sky-high and economic output has halved since 2000, when many white-owned farms were seized.”Our leaders say we are rich, they say we are developed, they say we have resources but the people do not see that.They clamp down on freedom of the media and the rights of people,” she said.