Joseph Tshuma, an outgoing member of parliament has stated that “without the involvement of whites” the country cannot prosper. His proclamation is in reference to the Robert Mugabe era Zimbabwe, where the country remained isolated and unassisted. Tshuma was speaking at a political party’s discussion forum in Bulawayo on Saturday. The political meeting was hosted by the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) and the Bulawayo Media Centre.

According to New Zimbabwe.com, Tshuma, who is also a party central committee member, revealed that Mugabe’s anti-white rhetoric was detrimental to Zimbabwe’s growth and prosperity. Tshuma, a former ally of ousted president Mugabe, described the leader’s vehement anti-colonial position as dangerous and counterproductive, saying.