cording to leaked minutes of the 70th Session of Zanu (PF)’s Central Committee held in Harare a fortnight ago, Mugabe claimed whites had rejected the hand of reconciliation he extended to them at independence in 1980 by aligning themselves with the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).
Mugabe was apparently angered by mounting criticism led by the MDC, which accuses him for wilfully flouting the constitution and gross misconduct. He also took great exception to allegations that he was running a dictatorship and should be hauled before the Hague for crimes against humanity. Mugabe alleged the lobby to have him tried for crimes against humanity was being led by “unrepentant white Rhodesians” who he claimed were sponsoring the MDC, an allegation immediately refuted by the opposition.
He said his ruling Zanu (PF) would put on trial those who fought on the side of former Rhodesian prime minister Ian Smith on the same lines as the Nazi war tribunals in Europe.
Mugabe said it was time for black Zimbabweans to wrest control of the economy from whites who he accused of using it, together with the MDC, to push political agendas.
HARARE - Zimbabwe's beleaguered President Robert Mugabe launched a blistering attack on the white community here during a meeting with his lieutenants two weeks ago, charging he would revoke the reconciliation policy and put on trial for genocide his opponents in the 1970s liberation war.