Mugabe speaks peace, freedom and return of ‘giant gold Goliath’

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has called on the United States President to use his power to promote unity and peace instead of threatening other nations.

The 93-year-old president made the remark during his address to the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York where he questioned if the world is experiencing the “return of a Goliath”.

“Some of us were embarrassed if not frightened by what appeared to be the return of the biblical giant gold Goliath. Are we having the return of Goliath to our midst who is threatening the extinction of other countries?” he said.

“May I say today, the President of the United States Mr Trump; please blow your trumpet. Blow your trumpet in a musical way towards the values of unity, peace, cooperation, togetherness, dialogue which we have always stood for and which is in the charter of the United Nations,” he added.

He also warned Trump: “We have resisted it when it was in the form of imperialism as we fought for our own independence, our own culture, our own sovereignty to be masters of our own destiny. That’s why we call ourselves free today because the monster of imperialism was defeated by us”.

“Bring us another monster by whatever name, he will suffer the same consequences,” he added.

Mugabe also called on the United Nations Security Council to enforce the holding of the independence referendum of the Western Sahara and to renew efforts to bring about the two-state solution to bring peace to Palestine.

He pledged his country’s support of the climate change convention and expressed sympathy to those affected by the effects of hurricanes and other climate tragedies.

This article was first published by Ismail Akwei on

Published by Ismail Akwei

Ismail Akwei is an international journalist, digital media and communications professional, editor, writer, arts, culture and tourism advocate, human rights activist, pan-Africanist, tech enthusiast and history buff. He has worked with multinational media companies across Africa and has over a decade’s experience in journalism.

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