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Whites in Zimbabwe

by | 26th, January 2013

ZIMBABWE, formerly Rhodesia, was once ruled by a foreign-born white elite. After independence from Britain, President Robert Mugabe moved to grab the land from white farmers, some of whom had been there for generations. There was more bloodshed. These photos tell some of the story:

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** EDS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT ** In this March 18, 2011 photo, hundreds of bodies and skeletons lie in a tent at Monkey William Mine about 200 km from Harare. Hundreds of skeletons found at one of the mine shafts have brought a macabre thrust to election campaigning in Zimbabwe, but the putrefying stench of some corpses still with skin, hair and dripping body fluids has raised doubts over claims white colonial era troops committed the massacres more than thirty years ago. A court in Zimbabwe Thursday, April 7, 2011, ordered militant supporters of President Robert Mugabe to stop exhuming hundreds of skeletons they say were the victims of colonial era massacres. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

 



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