Zimbabwe purged whites from the land and then the farms died, creating mass starvation among the population. Recently, MP Joseph Tshuma was reported to have commented that his country cannot prosper without the involvement of the whites in its affairs and that no other country was capable of developing without the whites.
Zimbabwe has suffered greatly from poverty and starvation while under Mugabe’s 37 years as a dictator. Unemployment stands at 90%. When Mugabe fired his Vice President (who was a supporter of the army) and attempted to put his wife, Grace, into power, the military seized parliament, the courts, and the government-run TV station.