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“While as Rhodesia, the country was once considered the breadbasket of Africa. Today, Zimbabwe is a net importer of foodstuffs, with the European Union and United States providing emergency food relief as humanitarian aid on a regular basis. The nation has suffered profound economic and social decline in the past twenty years. Part of the issue is due to a marked decrease in agricultural production as fertile farmland once cultivated by white farmers and their employees sometimes from other African countries has been forcibly relocated to black Zimbabweans. The downward spiral of the economy has been attributed mainly to mismanagement and corruption by the government and the eviction of more than 4,000 white farmers in the controversial land redistribution of 2000.” 2015/12/07 South Africa– King Goodwill Zwelithini praised the apartheid era during an event in Nongoma at the weekend. “The economy that we are now burning down. You do not want to build on what you had inherited. You are going to find yourselves on the wrong side of history.” The National Party, he said, had built a powerful government with the strongest economy and army on the continent, but then came “this so-called democracy” in which black people started destroying the gains of the past. The king said history would judge black people harshly as they had failed to build on the successes of the Afrikaner regime. The king was speaking at his royal palace during a celebration of his 44 years on the throne. He said black people “loved to use matches” to burn down infrastructure built during apartheid. The king said the apartheid regime had built a mighty army. He said the South African currency and economy “surprisingly shot up” under the National Party regime. He said while people on the ground did not appreciate the infrastructure inherited from apartheid, democratically elected presidents – Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma – were occupying apartheid infrastructure, including the Union Buildings and Parliament. “I am surprised that all presidents who have been in the so-called democracy occupied apartheid buildings where they make all these laws that are oppressing us. “But you on the ground are burning everything that you found here. “You don’t want to use them (buildings), you say this is apartheid infrastructure. Your leaders are occupying buildings where apartheid laws were made to oppress you,” the king said. Despite the National Party’s having created anti-black laws, he was happy that it had treated him with respect. “The Afrikaners respected me. I don’t know how it happened that the Afrikaners respect me so much.”