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Thanks to Dr Mahathir

I HAVE always wondered why the United States and Britain would sit by and watch — for years — while thousands of defenceless people are tortured, murdered, and made homeless by an insensitive and cruel government in Zimbabwe.


Merely imposing meaningless sanctions on the country’s leadership and holding endless debates on what action to take against the Zimbabwean government is not good enough.


Now I know the answer, thanks to Malaysian former premier, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, at the recently held Perdana Global Peace Forum in Malaysia.


He enlightened us by pointing out that a dictator can kill and maim his own people while the United States and Britain would not intervene — simply because that country has no oil.


And Zimbabwe has no oil!


Bongani Ndlovu,

Bulawayo.

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