Skip to comments.Zimbabwe Crisis: White Farming Couple Beaten And Kicked Off Land
Posted on 06/03/2008 6:14:59 PM PDT by blam
Zimbabwe crisis: White farming couple beaten and kicked off land
By David Blair
Last Updated: 2:06AM BST 04/06/2008
A white farming couple was assaulted, whipped and shot at after they were given two minutes to leave their property in Zimbabwe.
William Rogers and his wife, Annette, were threatened by three Robert Mugabe supporters, who told them: "We are like hungry lions."
Dozens of Zimbabwe's last white farmers have suffered similar ordeals since Mr Mugabe lost the presidential election's first round in March. Scores of black opposition supporters have been murdered and thousands beaten, abducted or tortured.
After defying the two-minute warning to leave, Mr and Mrs Rogers took refuge in their home on Chigwell farm. A gang of a dozen men soon gathered outside.
"They started smashing windows and the front door was smashed open," said Mr Rogers. One of the men produced a gun and opened fire. "He fired a shot directly at us which went just over my head and close to my wife's head," said Mr Rogers. "He obviously intended to kill us."
The couple retreated upstairs and listened, terrified, as the gang began heaping together a fire in their living room, using the wreckage of their back door.
"We thought we would be burnt alive, which is when I said that we would come out," said Mr Rogers. He grabbed a shotgun and led his wife downstairs. The ringleader ordered him to hand over his weapon. Men seized Mrs Rogers and grabbed her by the throat.
Then the mob set upon both the farmer and his wife with sticks and pipes. "They dragged my wife outside and they were trying to strangle her," said Mr Rogers. "She managed to bite the hand of the man who was grabbing her round the throat.
"He started to beat her. At one time, there were at least four men beating and kicking her."
Bruised and bleeding, the couple were tied up and hurled into the back of a pickup. Finally, at least five hours after the first calls for help, the local police responded. Four armed officers freed Mr and Mrs Rogers, who were taken to Harare, the capital, for emergency treatment. They are now recovering.
these people should be taken into our country. they are refugees. oh, wait they are white and whites are racist, nevermind they were beaten up by black zimbabweians.
And Mugabe wonders why Zimbabweans are starving...
did she lose an eye?
they are lucky to be alive - there is a real genocide of whites in Africa - where is the NY Times?
Read any “college” book. White people shouldn’t be allowed on the planet. The majority of white college kids all agree.
I know it’s their land, but I’m surprised they were still there. I guess the Zimbabweans aren’t too efficient in their ethnic cleansing.
They can come to our country. Think of all the preferential treatment they will be entitled to as “African-Americans!”
I await the mass demonstrations by the left on this, I await the UN on this, I await them likes of sharpton and jackson on this.
I await our Govt to say that those who are in fear of their life can come here especially as we need those who can work and will work
O silly me they are white, nothing will be done and the racist regime goes on , while the libs and the likes of jackson go on supporting the racist Obama and his wife.
I know there were demonstrations even ugly ones by some when south africa was racist yet we have another country not that far away from there who is racist and those who had demonstrated will not about this
se;ective outrage once again by those hypocrites
yeah, let us incompetent, stupid assho*es have this beautiful farm. It’ll be worthless in two months.
There is a reason Africa is called the "dark continent"..
..ignorant Zim savages....
This is npt a crisis. That implies that there is a tippong point and the situation is at or near it. These invasions started in 2000. The current crop of invasiona are just some loose ends being tidied up
Mugabe is the left's man, they helped put him in power.
Why does any white person remain in Zimbabwe? Robert Mugabe has been attacking whites for years now. Any white in Zimbabwe has to have see the writing on the wall by now!
Maybe Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen & Little Steven will hold a benefit concert for them.
“yeah, let us incompetent, stupid assho*es have this beautiful farm. Itll be worthless in two months.”
I would burn everything of value to the ground first.
Agreed, let them rot in hell, but theses sons of Africa are no different than any inner hoop dreams and rap mogul dreamers.Grimacing and crotch grabbing ,gang sign flashing,and pants pulling on the street corners.Attacking in gangs and robbing others because they have more than them.
China will soon be their new masters and the horror that was Rwanda will look like minor blip compared to the ecological, agricultural, and genocidal apocalypse that the Manchu will release.
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