- Joseph Tshuma of Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF political party stated on Sunday that the country needs the help of white people to prosper
- According to Tshuma, Mugabe made a mistake by adopting an anti-white policy
- Zimbabwe's president, Emmerson Mnangagwa is working on getting the country out of its isolated state
Zanu-PF member Joseph Tshuma said Zimbabwe needs the help of white people. Tshuma says it was a mistake to drive away white people. He refers to the time when Zimbabwe was isolated under the rule of Robert Mugabe.
Tshuma added that Zimbabwe cannot prosper without the involvement of "whites".
Tshuma attended a political party discussion in Bulawayo, southwest Zimbabwe. The Bulawayo Media Centre hosted the meeting along with the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists.
News Zimbabwe reports that Tshuma also stated that the former ruler of Zimbabwe had a detrimental approach to helping the country prosper.
Tshuma added that Mugabe's anti-white plans did nothing to help the Zimbabwean economy grow.
These claims come as a surprise because Tshuma used to be an ally of Mugabe.
He also said Mugabe's anti-colonial views were not only counterproductive but dangerous.
According to Tshuma, Mugabe isolated Zimbabwe from the world. The country was in what he calls "a vacuum". He compared the danger of isolation to the violent bombings that occurred during the country's liberation.
Tshuma regrets the isolation. He said it does not help if Zimbabweans have control of their country but it struggles to stay alive.
He added that no matter how painful the idea is, they cannot do away with white people.
Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa claimed to be determined to opening Zimbabwe to the world.
Briefly.co.za learned that Mnangagwa is working on policies that will end Zimbabwe's isolation.
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