Whites Flee Southern Africa Basket Cases
Fewer than 50,000 Whites now remain in Zimbabwe, down from a peak of 293,000 in 1980 when the former British colony and independent White republic of Rhodesia was transformed into another tinpot black African dictatorship.
The figure has continued to drop since the census was conducted in August 2002, amid the seizure of thousands of white-owned commercial farms forredistribution to black "war veterans" who promptly ran the once prosperous holdings into the ground. Among the findings of the August 2002 census were that whites numbered just 46,743 in 2002. Nearly 10,000 of them were over the age of 65, and less than 9,000 were under 15. Independent analysts estimate fewer than 30,000 whites remain, due to the systematic campaign of robbery, torture, and murder conducted by Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party.
As a result of driving the out the European population, with their wealth-creating and sustaining skills, the Zimbabwe economy is now a complete basket case. Inflation has soared to 254.8 per cent, unemployment is over 70 per cent and an estimated four million people are in need of food aid in what was once the only nation in black Africa other than South Africa to export food.
South Africa's white population is also dwindling; an estimated one million whites have fled the ANC-ruled Marxist state which replaced white rule in 1994. Ironically, other African nations, including Mozambique and Nigeria, have welcomed Zimbabwe and South Africa's experienced white farmers in the hopes they can help boost commercial agricultural production.
The black population of Zimbabwe has also fallen dramatically, due to death from disease and starvation and mass immigration. An estimated 3,000 blacks are dying from AIDS-related causes each week, and an estimated four million blacks have fled the country in search of work and food, bringing the Bantu population down to about 12 million.
Zimbabwe officials have appeared undisturbed by the dwindling population. Didymus Mutasa, now head of the country's feared Central Intelligence Organisation secret police, told the British Broadcasting Corporation at the time of the census that he would be happy to see Zimbabwe's population halved. "We would be better off with only six million people, with our own people who supported the liberation struggle. We don't want all these extra people," he said.
The Mugabe regime is apparently doing what it can to reduce the black population, in view of the recent Operation Murambatsvina ("Throw Out The Trash") in which Mugabe's police, soldiers, and gangs of thugs tore down tens of thousands of shacks in the two major cities of Bulawayo and Harare, and drove an estimated two million people, most of whom lived by street vending, out into the bush in mid-winter with only the clothes on their backs. It is indeed ironic that black African governments seem to have a far better grasp as to what to do with an excess of niggers than lily-livered White states in Europe and America do.