One of the ‘chosen whites’: I made Mugabe laugh

09 October 2018 - 08:00 By Peta Thornycroft
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe attends the launch of basic commodities in Harare, Zimbabwe July 16, 2008.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe attends the launch of basic commodities in Harare, Zimbabwe July 16, 2008.
Image: REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo

Zimbabwe’s first post-independence agricultural minister, Denis Norman, now 88, changed the world for tens of thousands of subsistence farmers.

One of a handful of whites chosen by Mugabe to serve him, he talks in a new book about land grabs, making Mugabe laugh, and losing his heart for Zimbabwe.

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