Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe has
described US President, Donald Trump as biblical
Goliath who only seeks extinction of other nations.
Mugabe said this while speaking at the 72nd
session of the United Nations General Assembly,
calling on Trump to embrace peace and dialogue
which are the tenets of the United Nations.
The 93-year-old President said Trump threatens
the existence of other nations, adding that the US
President is a modern version of the biblical
He said, “We believe a different and better world
is possible. The continued denial of the rights to
self-determination to the people of Western
Sahara and Palestine, who are living under
colonial and foreign occupation, is immoral and an
urgent issue for those seeking peace in our time.
“My country is an unflinching advocate of the
respect of independent and sovereignty rights of
each country. We cannot, however, remain silent
when those decisions negatively affect our own
“And on this, may I say some of us were
embarrassed, if not frightened, by what appears to
be the return of the biblical giant called Goliath.
Are we having the return of Goliath to our midst
who threatens the extinction of other countries?
“May I say, today, United States President, Mr.
Trump, please blow your trumpet in a musical
way towards the values of peace, unity, co-
operation, togetherness, dialogue which we have
always stood for and which we read in our very
sacred document — the charter of the United
“Upon those values, each nation can build its
greatness, including the United States. And it’s the
greatness in recognising those values that we will
want to be guided by and not by the promise of
“Damnation we shall always resist, no matter
whence it comes. We have resisted when it was
in the form of imperialism, as we fought for our
own independence and culture and sovereignty to
be masters of our own destiny.
“That is why we call ourselves free today. It is
because the monster of imperialism was defeated
by us. Bring us another monster by whatever
name, he will suffer the same consequences.”