Zimbabwe is the most highly developed country in Africa - Mugabe

FILE President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe

"Our leaders say we are rich, they say we are developed, they say we have resources but the people do not see that, " she said.

When asked about the state of Zimbabwe's economy, he said: "We are not a poor country".

"We have resources, perhaps more resources than the average country in the world, gold, diamonds, chrome, coal, et cetera".

Twitter responded to his remarks in customary Twitter style: memes.

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"You can also call America fragile because, at one time, they went to China on their knees".

Laughing, Mugabe slowly said: "That isn't true".

Yet he told the forum in Durban: "We are not a poor country and we can't be a fragile country".

"We are not too sure whether..."

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Gutu said "to say that Zimbabwe is a fragile State is actually an understatement".

"Whatever Mugabe was smoking is worse than human waste as it is also evident that after vomiting such nonsense he goes on to sleep whilst the WEF session is still on", said Chiyangwa.

The presence of President Mugabe does not in any way benefit the country in these worldwide forums.

Afghanistan-based political analyst Maxwell Saungweme said at his age, and considering that he has travelled across the globe, Mugabe should know that neighbouring countries such as Mozambique that were once far behind Zimbabwe in terms of development are now pulling ahead with thriving economies. Our GDP per capita is the lowest in Southern Africa. I think that is completely wrong because there are elements of fragility everywhere."When we talking about fragility we think about countries, in fact, the spinover effects of fragility in one area can outgrow consequences". Reports by the statistical service show that 48 percent of the population is educated with over 40 percent of graduates unemployed or under-employed.

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"Roads are killing innocent citizens daily, hospitals are death traps without medication, we do not even have our own currency and the recently introduced bond notes have failed dismally to curb the cash crisis".


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