. As one of the leaders of the liberation movement against white-minority rule, he was elected into power in 1980. He served as Prime Minister
from 1980 to 1987, and as the first executive head of state
Mugabe rose to prominence in the 1960s as the Secretary General of the Zimbabwe African National Union
(ZANU) during the conflict against the white-minority rule government of Ian Smith
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Our votes must go together with our guns. After all, any vote we shall have, shall have been the product of the gun. The gun which produces the vote should remain its security officer – its guarantor. The people's votes and the people's guns are always inseparable twins.
We are still exchanging blows with the British government. They are using gay gangsters. Each time I pass through London, the gangster regime of Blair
What we hate is not the color of their skins but the evil that emanates from them.
Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy!
The white man is not indigenous to Africa. Africa is for Africans. Zimbabwe is for Zimbabweans.
We have fought for our land, we have fought for our sovereignty, small as we are we have won our independence and we are prepared to shed our blood…. So, Blair keep your England, and let me keep my Zimbabwe.
Let Blair and the British government take note and listen. Zimbabwe is for Zimbabweans. Our people are overjoyed, the land is ours. We are now the rulers and owners of Zimbabwe.