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4 May 2017
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WATCH: Zimbabwe is one of Africa’s most developed countries, says Mugabe

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Apart from South Africa, which other African country has the same development as Zimbabwe? he asks.

President Robert Mugabe endorsed for 2108 elections.

Ahead of the 27th World Economic Forum on Africa that start in Durban on Wednesday, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe defended his country, which has been listed as one of the fragile states.

Mugabe will be part of plenary on fragile states in the forum that will see more than 1 000 businesses, civil society and government leaders from more than 100 countries meet to talk about the problems in Africa and the rest of the world.

Asked what his thoughts were on his country being listed as one of the fragile states, 93-year-old Mugabe laughed and said his country was one of the most developed countries in Africa, after South Africa.

According to him, no other country has the same level of development as Zimbabwe. The country has universities and its literacy level is the highest in Africa.

“Don’t talk of us as a fragile state from an economic point of view. Yes, we have our problems, but we have achieved a lot.”

He further said his country probably had more resources than the average country on the continent.

Watch the video below as he speaks to eNCA:

He says: “Zimbabwe is one of the most highly developed countries in Africa, and after South Africa, I want to know which country has that level of development that you see in Zimbabwe. We have got universities, our literacy rate is over 90% and is the highest in Africa. Don’t talk of us as a fragile state from an economic point of view. Yes, we have our problems, but we have achieved a lot.

“We have resources, perhaps more resources than the average country in the world, gold, diamonds, chrome, coal, et cetera. We’re utilising that, and our agriculture is very powerful.”

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