Last month, Zimbabwe agreed to pay $3.5 billion in compensation to local white farmers whose land was forcibly taken by the government to resettle black families, moving a step closer to resolving one the most divisive policies of the Robert Mugabe era.
In a process of invading, looting, stealing, expropriating, enslaving, plantations, institution-building, rule-making and capital accumulation, the British Empire on the continent of Africa would increase by hundreds of thousands of miles during Rhodes’ lifetime.
O lift high the banner, the flag of Zimbabwe
The symbol of freedom proclaiming victory;
We praise our heros’ sacrifice,
And vow to keep our land from foes;
And may the Almighty protect and bless our land.