Mugabe Says White Farmers “Should go”

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has called on the country’s remaining white farmers to cede land to black people.

Mugabe told supporters at a rally: “We say no to whites owning our land and they should go.”

The white farmers union said it was regrettable that racial tensions were flaring again.

The President’s critics say his policy of seizing most of Zimbabwe’s white-owned farms caused the country’s economic collapse from 2000 to 2009.

Mr Mugabe, who is 90, has governed Zimbabwe since independence in 1980.

He was re-elected last year with 61 percent of the vote, defeating his long-standing rival Morgan Tsvangirai.