Mugabe & the White African

Mugabe and the White African is a first-hand account of the madness that engulfed Zimbabwe.
Freeth, Ben
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Title: Mugabe & the White African
Author: Ben Freeth
Publisher: Randomhouse Struik
Imprint: Zebra Press
Cape Town, South Africa 2012
ISBN 9781770223509 / ISBN 978-1-77022-350-9
Softcover, 15 x 23 cm, 256 pages, several colour photographs


Mugabe and the White African is a courageous endeavour by Ben Freeth to present the true nature of President Mugabe's controversial 'land reform' programme, the breakdown of the rule of law and the need for justice for the people of Zimbabwe. He explains that control of the rural areas is strategically vital for the retention of power by ZANU-PF, since this is where an estimated 70 per cent of the Zimbabwean population lives, and they have borne the brunt of the onslaught. The book begins with Ben Freeth's first encounter with President Mugabe in the late 1990s and provides brief historical context prior to the farm invasions that were unleashed in 2000. He describes appalling acts of violence perpetrated against farmers and farm workers and the wanton destruction of highly successful commercial farming enterprises, which were the backbone of Zimbabwe's agri-based economy.