Zimbabwe has been doing fine like any other developing African Country until 5th November, 1997, when the then British secretary of State Clare Short interfered with an existing agreement which was the main grounds for that country to gain independence from the British!
I quote from Clare Short’s letter to Zimbabwean Minister for Agriculture. “I should make it clear that we do not accept that British have a special responsibility to meet the costs of land purchase in Zimbabwe. We are a new government from diverse backgrounds without links to former colonial interests. My own origins are Irish, and as you know we were colonized, not colonizers” this letter to the Government of Zimbabwe is an insult and the cost of this long-lasting consequences.
In 1979, the British government proposed an agreement to the leadership of Zimbabwe, a condition that will make them an independent state. The agreement was that 1. Zimbabwe complies with the Constitution and hold general elections after every 5years. 2. White farmer be made to keep their lands and Britain will pay compensation to subsidize the economy. Read the rest of this entry »